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 March 10, 2024…

Sunday, March 10, 2024 |



*Fire Down Below~Cocaine Hippo

*Killing Joke~Into The Unknown

*Wolftooth~The Season Of The Witch

*Viking Skull~The Blackened Sunrise

*Pelican~Midnight & Mescaline

*BoyHitsCar~I’m A Cloud  (Live)

**High On Fire~Burning Down

*W.A.S.P.~Mississippi Queen

   *****1 AM*****

*Behemoth~O Father O Satan O Son

*Rotting Christ~Lucifer Over London

*All Them Witches~1st vs. 2nd

*Monster Magnet~Dopes To Infinity

*Monster Magnet~Dig That Hole

*Monster Magnet~She Digs That Hole

**Valley Of The Sun~Hearts Aflame

*Grip Inc.~Heretic War Chant

**The Rods~Now & Forever

   *****2 AM*****

   …Clocks Go Ahead One Hour…

   *****3 AM*****

**Krokus~Stayed Awake All Night

**Fascination Alleyway~A Stake w/Forevermore   p449


**Vltimas~Nature’s Fangs

**Vltimas~Spoils Of War

**Judas Priest~Devil In Disguise

**Judas Priest~Gates Of Hell

**Judas Priest~Crown Of Horns

**Judas Priest~As God Is My Witness

**Motionless In White~Sign Of Life


**Malevolence~Waste Of Myself

   *****4 AM*****

*Type O Negative~Everything Dies

*Heatseeker~Death Bell

*Black Label Society~Funeral Bell

*Immolation~The Great Sleep

*Dismember~Under A Blackened Sky

**The Rods~Rattle The Cage

*Elephant Mountain~The Burden

*Tygers Of Pan Tang~Slave To Freedom

*Slave To The System~Slave To The System

*Armored Saint~Aftermath

    *****5 AM*****

*Nektar~Remember The Future, Pt.1

*Nektar~Remember The Future, Pt.2

*Probot~My Tortured Soul

*Joe Bonamassa~I Know Where I Belong  (Live)

*Ray Charles~A Song For You