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 13, 2022

Sunday, March 13, 2022 |



*King Buffalo~Repeater

*Sojourner~The Monolith

*Unleash The Archers~Ten Thousand Against One

*Clutch~Earth Rocker

*Black Sabbath~Trashed

*The Michael Schenker Group~Broken Promises

**Scorpions~Gas In The Tank

   *****1 AM*****

*Iron Maiden~The Prisoner

*King Diamond~Sleepless Nights

*The Cult~She Sells Sanctuary

*Warrior Soul~Children Of Winter

*Testament~Sails Of Charon


*Katatonia~Heart Set To Divide


*Fuzz Sagrado~A New Dimension

           *****2 AM*****
   *****Time Change~Clocks Ahead One Hour*****

   *****3 AM*****

*Dark Tranquillity~Misery’s Crown

*Killswitch Engage~Eye Of The Storm

**Fascination Alleyway~One To One & Back Again  p170

**Pierced~Machine Gun Metal

**Pierced~Cheers To Brutality

**Pierced~You Can’t Play God w/Me

**Hammerfall~Too Old To Die Young

**Infected Rain~Everlasting Lethargy

**Envy Of None~Look Inside

**Marillion~The Crow & The Nightingale

*Mercyful Fate~Curse Of The Pharaohs

   *****4 AM*****


**Dream Theater~Transcending Time

*Motorhead~The Chase Is Better Than The Catch

*Monster Magnet~End Of Time

*Sanctuary~Battle Angels

*KK’s Priest~Sermon Of The Sinner

*King Buffalo~Acheron

*BoyHitsCar~Erifsievol  (Live)

*Lee Aaron~Mama Don’t Remember

   *****5 AM*****

*Judas Priest~Out In The Cold


*David Gilmore~Cry From The Street

*Fragile Porcelain Mice~Enrichment Support File

*Peter Gabriel~I Don’t Remember

*A Perfect Circle~Hourglass

*Porcupine Tree~3



*Max Scialdone~Iris

*Ray Charles~A Song For You