Playlist: The Sound and the Fury

JRRBLL was born & raised in Northern Vermont. After a somewhat troubled youth, he arrived in Ithaca, NY quite suddenly one Spring day many years ago.

In the Spring of 1985, while on an unrelated mission for a friend, an opportunity presented itself for on air DJ training at WVBR-FM Ithaca, the only non-profit commercial training station in the USA at the time. In September of 1985, a slot opened up between 2am – 6am Sunday mornings for a possible free form show, during which time "Rocking The Night Away" was started – four hours of free form progressive loud rock, as the term Heavy Metal was getting to be a little long in the tooth. Seven years later, with Rocking The Night Away now a five hour show, Mimi Griswold, PD at WQNY-Ithaca, hired him away from WVBR to start The Sound & The Fury on Friday overnights from Midnight until 6am. The extra time meant further expanding the ever growing library & playlists.

Shortly after JRRBLL started at WQNY, Mimi was hired away by Ed Levine to take over programming of his new solid rock station in Utica, NY. He soon followed her north to K-Rock where you hear the rest of the story every Saturday night at midnight... The Sound & the Fury celebrated it's 26th anniversary November of 2011.

Mission Statement

Now As Always, JRRBLL is at odds with Radio & the way music is presented on it, with it's tight formats & rigid playlists. The Sound & The Fury specializes in premiering the latest releases by current & established artists & groups in the loud rock field. Heavy emphasis on current (within the last 6 months) music, with short trips down memory lane to spice things up a little. Long sets are a mainstay, with as few interruptions as possible throughout the night. Regular features like instant requests(FOR REAL!), Notes From The Pen, Manly Advice from Mr. Manly, Readings from Fascination Alleyway, Artist Interviews & Surprise Guest Appearances, JRRBLL's Corner, where all the new stuff from the weeks mailbag gets spotlighted into one set, as well as a cool down with For Strahlers Only at 5:30am

The Sound & The Fury Playlist for July 25, 2021

Sunday, July 25, 2021 |



*Howling Giant~Whale Lord

*A Perfect Circle~Hourglass

*Alice In Chains~Rainier Falls

*Soundgarden~Hands All Over

*Go On, Great Immortal~Harbinger


*Judas Priest~Green Manalishi w/The Two Pronged Crown

*Bolt Thrower~Anti-Tank

*Ex Deo~Cry Havoc

   *****1 AM*****

*Testament~The Burning Times

**Be’Lakor~The Smoke Of Many Fires

*Bloody Hammers~Let Sleeping Corpses Lie


*Monster Magnet~End Of Time

*Fear Factory~Self Bias Resister

**Bodom After Midnight~Where Dead Angels Lie

**Sorizon~Thanatos Rising

**Flotsam & Jetsam~Seven Seconds ‘Til The End Of The World

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Marble Monsters (Pike 115)

*Buckethead~5 Sided Chamber

**Cyber Strike~Shape Shifter


**Tetrarch~Negative Noise

**Sumo Cycle~Vertigo

*Crossbreed~Pure Energy

*November 17~Grip

*Ministry~Bad Blood (Remix)

*KMFDM~Hell Yeah

   *****3 AM*****

*Manowar~Bridge Of Death (Live)

**Fascination Alleyway~Soliloquy p21

**Not Robots~Track 3

**Johnny O’Neil~Snake In The Grass

**Deadrider~Taste The Chain

**Hammer King~Ashes To Ashes

**Nanowar Of Steel~Garbonzo Robot

**The Absence~Choirs Of Sickness

**Lord Of The Lost~For They Know Not What They Do

**Cult Of The Sun~Another Infinity

   *****4 AM*****

*Orange Goblin~Shine

*Unida~Human Tornado

*Black Sabbath~Sweet Leaf (Live)

*Corrosion Of Conformity~Great Purification

*Earthless~Violence Of The Red Sea (Live)

*Down~Underneath Everything


*Modus~Close To The Bone

   *****5 AM*****

*Genesis~The Musical Box

*Sugartooth~Sheffield Milestone

*Wishbone Ash~F*U*B*B

*Dream Theater~Metropolis Pt I

*Rush~Distant Early Warning


*Max Scialdone~In Your Eyes

*Ray Charles~A Song For You