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 5, 2020

Sunday, July 05, 2020 |

…First Live Show In Fourteen Weeks…





*Black Sabbath~Sweet Leaf

**Hyborian~Driven By Hunger

*Stoned Jesus~Apathy

*Ministry~Just One Fix

*Life Of Agony~World Gone Mad

*Warrior Soul~The Wasteland

*The Brew~Seven Days Too Long


   *****1 AM*****


*Bloody Hammers~Let Sleeping Corpses Lie

*Shattered Sun~Hope Within Hatred

*DC4~Queen Of Angels


*Ozzy~All My Life

*A Perfect Circle~By & Down The River


   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Final Bend Of The Labyrinth (Pike 73)

*Buckethead~FBOTL 2*

*Buckethead~FBOTL 3

*Buckethead~FBOTL 4

*Buckethead~FBOTL 5

*Buckethead~FBOTL 6

*Hatebreed~Looking Down The Barrel Of Today

*Otep~Rise Rebel Resist

*Wayne Static~Assassins Of Youth

*Rammstein~Der Meister

*Suicidal Tendencies~Ain’t Mess-N-Around

*Angel City~Face The Day


   *****3 AM*****

*Bask~Noble Daughters Pt II

**Fascination Alleyway~Intergalactic Saviors + 1, P136

**Katatonia~City Burials

**Sojourner~The Monolith

**Aether Realm~Redneck Vikings From Hell

**Carach Angren~Operation Compass

**Vandenberg~Hell & High Water

**Wolfheart~The Hammer

**August Burns Red~The Narrative

**Testament~Children Of The Next Level

**Katatonia~Neon Epitaph


   *****4 AM*****


*Life Of Agony~Lost At 22

*Monster Magnet~Last Patrol


*Living Sacrifice~Symbiotic

*Crossbreed~Pure Energy

*Bolt Thrower~Anti Tank

*The Bronx~Past Away


   *****5 AM*****


*The Sword~Apocryphon


*Savatage~Hall Of The Mountain King

*Uriah Heep~July Morning

*Twisted Roots~Em

*Warrior Soul~The Golden Shore

*Modus~Close To The Bone

*Ray Charles~A Song For You