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 9, 2024…

Sunday, June 09, 2024 |



*Primordial~Heathen Tribes

*Black Sabbath~Falling Off The Edge Of The World


*God Dethroned~On The Wrong Side Of The Wire


*Kataklysm~A Soulless God


   *****1 AM*****

*Corrosion Of Conformity~Redemption City

*Down~Underneath Everything

*Coroner~Paralyzed Mesmerized

**Rotting Christ~Saoirse

*Rotting Christ~Threnody

*Vltimas~Spoils Of War

*Candlemass~Black As Time


*Fire Down Below~Cocaine Hippo

*Ministry~The Great Satan

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Cyborg    (Pike 302)


*Buckethead~& More

*Buckethead~Woodens Warm-Ups

*Killswitch Engage~Just Barely Breathing

*Prong~Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck

*Lamb Of God~Omerta

*Throwdown~Black Vatican

*All Them Witches~Heavy/Like A Witch

    *****3 AM*****

*Type O Negative~Wolf Moon

**Fascination Alleyway~Ultra Pitched Frequency Vibrations #Two  p412

**The Hu~The Gereg  (Live)

**The Hu~Shoog Shoog  (Live)

**The Hu~Eseerin Vasahina  (Live)

**The Hu~Tatar Warrior   (Live)

**The Hu~Upright Destined Mongol  (Live)

**The Hu~Black Thunder  (Live)

*Black Sabbath~Mob Rules

*Black Sabbath~Headless Cross

*Black Sabbath~Lady Evil

   *****4 AM*****


*Machine Head~Davidian

*Nail Bomb~Vai Toma No Cu

*Fear Factory~Machines Of Hate

*Down~Lysergik Funeral Procession



*Job For A Cowboy~Into The Crystalline Crypts

*King Buffalo~Mammoth

*Villagers Of Ioannina City~For The Innocent

   *****5 AM*****

**Unleash The Archers~Ghosts In The Mist

*Unleash The Archers~Apex

*David T Chastain~Zoned In Danger   (Live)

*Supertramp~Fool’s Overture

*Sigor Ros~Svefn-g-englar

*Lake Of Tears~Planet Of The Penguins

*Pink Floyd~Lost For Words

*Modus~In The Grey Matter

*Ray Charles~A Song For You