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 7, 2024…

Sunday, July 07, 2024 |



**Haishen~Crimson Sun

*Kreator~Ghetto War

*Thin Lizzy~Cold Sweat

*Megadeth~Tornado Of Souls  (Live)

*Fire Down Below~Cocaine Hippo

*Metal Church~Beyond The Black


*Type O Negative~Summer Breeze

   *****1 AM*****

*Alesana~Tilting The Hourglass

*Warrior Soul~I See The Ruins


*Villagers Of Ioannina City~For Innocent

*Marilyn Manson~Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge

*Brimstone Coven~Cosmic Communion

*High On Fire~Burning Down

*Pitch Shifter~Cathode

*The Sisters Of Mercy~More

*Motorlord~Gamblers Blues

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Two Story Hourglass   (Pike 305)

*Buckethead~Growing Gills

*Life Of Agony~Weeds

*Life Of Agony~How It Would Be

*ISIS~Red Sea

*Ministry~Jesus Built My Hotrod  (Remix)

   *****3 AM*****

**Haishen~Flesh Of The Earth, Child Of The Sea

**Haishen~Undersea Battle

**Fascination Alleyway~Wasted By Worthlessness   p161

**Nektar~Mission To Mars

**Deep Purple~Portable Door

**Deep Purple~Pictures Of You

**Deep Purple~Lazy Sod

**UFO~Mr Freeze

**UFO~Jello Man

**UFO~Baby Blue

   *****4 AM*****

**Witherfall~Ceremony Of Fire

*Night Ranger~You Can Still Rock In America

*Night Ranger~Don’t Tell Me You Love Me

*White Lion~All The Fallen Men

*Black Sabbath~Dirty Women

**Unleash The Archers~Ghosts In The Mist


*Accept~Metal Heart

*The Mars Volta~Teflon

*Lid~Window Pain

   *****5 AM*****

*King Buffalo~Eye Of The Storm

*Porcupine Tree~Shes Moved On


*Twisted Roots~Em

*Uriah Heep~July Morning

*Jake Shimabukuro~The Star Spangled Banner

**David Gilmore~Between Two Points

*King’s X~Summerland

*Ray Charles~A Song For You