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 24, 2024…

Sunday, March 24, 2024 |



**High On Fire~Burning Down

*Living Sacrifice~Altered Life

*Megadeth~Cold Sweat

*Black Sabbath~Over To You

*Black Sabbath~Walk Away

*The Cult~War  (The Process)

*White Lion~All The Fallen Men

*Sanctuary~Battle Angels  (Demo)

**W.A.S.P.~Wild Child

   *****1 AM*****

*Primordial~The Coffin Ships


*Life Of Agony~How It Would Be

*Type O Negative~Can’t Lose You

*Type O Negative~Summer Breeze

*Type O Negative~Set Me On Fire

*The Sisters Of Mercy~Gimme Shelter

*Marilyn Manson~Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge

**Vltimas~Spoils Of War

*Burning Witches~Hexenhammer

*The Bronx~Sore Throat

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Liminal Monorail   (Pike 288)


*Hexanhaus~Nocturnal Rites


*Black Sabbath~Danger Zone

   *****3 AM*****

*Elder~Endless Return

**Fascination Alleyway~Prescriptions Of Peace   p188

**Judas Priest~Vicious Circle

**Judas Priest~The Lodger


**Unleash The Archers~Ghosts In The Mist

**Kreator~Hordes Of Chaos (A Necrologue For The Elite)  (Remixed)


**Monkey3~Kali Yuga

**Vltimas~Exercitus Irae

   *****4 AM*****

*Be’Lakor~The Smoke Of Many Fires

*Be’Lakor~Hidden Window

*Earth Ship~Monolith

*Black Sabbath~The Shining

*Eagle Claw~Tempest

*Elephant Mountain~The Burden

*Down~Losing All

*Corrosion Of Conformity~Great Purification

*All Them Witches~Talisman

   *****5 AM*****

*Villagers Of Ioannina City~Millennium Blues

*King Buffalo~Firmament

*Monster Magnet~Dopes To Infinity

*Crown Lands~Starlifter:Fearless Pt.II

*Rush~Time Stands Still   (Live)

*Riverside~Panic Room

*Ray Charles~A Song For You