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 20, 2022

Sunday, March 20, 2022 |



*DevilDriver~Clouds Over California

*Killing Joke~Blood On Your Hands

*Machine Head~Exhale the Vile

*White Zombie~Black Sunshine

*Diamond Plate~Relativity

*War Of Ages~Battle On

*The Haunted~99

*Mastodon~Iron Tusk

*Amon Amarth~An Ancient Sign Of Oncoming Storm

   *****1 AM*****



*Becoming The Archetype~End Of The Age

*King Buffalo~Burning

*Droids Attack~Brahma Astra

*Nahemah~Today Sunshine Ain’t The Same

**Samantha Fish~Twisted Ambition

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Popcorn Shells   (Pike 147)



*Ozzy Osbourne/Randy Rhoads~Suicide Solution (Live)

*Queensryche~Breaking The Silence/I Don’t Believe In Love (Live)


   *****3 AM*****

*King Buffalo~Acheron

**Fascination Alleyway~Upside Down #13  p44


**Midnite Hellion~Resurrected

**Spaceslug~Follow This Land

**Voodoo Moonshine~Sometimes You Just Wanna


**Black Sabbath~Black Sabbath  (Live Paris 1970)

*Mammoth Mammoth~Black Dog

   *****4 AM*****

*Rychus Syn~Abomination Of Devastation

*Sword~Stuck In Rock

*Warrior Soul~Punk & Belligerent

*BoyHitsCar~One Kiss Away

*Life Of Agony~World Gone Mad

*Type O Negative~I Don’t Wanna Be Me

*A Pale Horse Named Death~Believe In Something (You Are Lost)

*Howling Giant~Whale Lord

*The Graviators~Narrow Minded Bastards

*Clutch~Book Of Bad Decisions


*Haxan~Louder Than Words

   *****5 AM*****

*Samsara Blues Experiment~Midnight Boogie

*Savoy Brown~Hellbound Train (Live)

*Rush~The Garden

*Marillion~The Crow & The Nightingale


*Riverside~Time Travellers

*Ray Charles~A Song For You