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 June 7, 2020

Saturday, June 06, 2020 |


           ….Playlist from January 7,2018….



*The Midnight Ghost Train~BC Trucker

**The Midnight Ghost Train~Red Eyed Junkie Queen

**The Quill~Set Free Black Crow

**Life Of Agony~World Gone Mad

*The Bronx~Night Drop At The Glue Factory


*Karma To Burn~Twin Sisters & A Bottle Of Bourbon


**Unleash The Archers~Earth & Ashes

   *****1 AM*****

**Antisect~Spirit Level

*Cult Of Luna~In Awe Of


*Lindemann~Children Of The Sun

*Megadeth~Sweating Bullets

*Megadeth~Cold Sweat

*Eagle Claw~Tailwind

*Eagle Claw~Diagram Of A Tempest

*Venomous Maximus~Give Up The Witch


*The Nixons~Foma

   *****2 AM*****


*Corrosion Of Conformity~Great Purification

*Monster Magnet~Dig That Hole

*Monster Magnet~She Digs That Hole

*Geezer~Area Code 51

*Go On, Great Immortal~Harbinger

*Metal Church~The Final Word

*DevilDriver~Clouds Over California

*Killing Joke~Blood On Your Hands


*BoyHitsCar~Turning Inward

  *****3 AM*****

*High On Fire~Gorgosa

*Mr Manly~Drunk Pick Up Lines

**Fascination Alleyway~Buried Alive p13

**The Bronx~Sore Throat

**Audrey Horne~This Is War

**Summoning~Ear Calion


**Batushka~Trk VIII

**The Bronx~Past Away

**Wayward Sons~Small Talk

**GBH~The Perfect Storm

*Living Sacrifice~Altered Life

   *****4 AM*****

**Unleash The Archers~Ten Thousand Against One

*Otep~Where The River Ends

*STP~Where The River Goes

*Life Of Agony~Other Side Of The River

*ISIS~Not In Rivers, But In Drops

*Warrior Soul~Drugs, God & The  New Republic

*Bolt Thrower~Contact Want Out

*Bolt Thrower~Inside The Wire

*Clutch~Earth Rocker

*KMFDM~Hell Yeah

   *****5 AM*****

*Elder~The End

*Temple Of Thieves~In The Garden

*Sugartooth~Sold My Fortune

*Judas Priest~Green Manalishi(Live)

*Wayne Static~Assassins Of Youth

*Porcupine Tree~Anesthetize

*Riverside~Behind The Eyelids

*Ray Charles~A Song For You