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 26, 2023…

Sunday, March 26, 2023 |




*High On Fire~Death Is This Communion

*Type O Negative~Wolf Moon

*The Sword~Apocryphon

*Sword~Dare To Spit

*Viking Skull~The Blackened Sunrise

*Sheavy~Celestial Hi-Fi

*The Midnight Ghost Train~BC Trucker

*King Buffalo~Regenerator

   *****1 AM*****

*Elder~Endless Return

*Chimaira~Trigger Finger

*Hatebreed~Destroy Everything  (Live)

*Lamb Of God~Hourglass  (Live)

**Category VI~Firecry

**Alex Nunziati~The Day The Earth Died Again

*Napalm Death~More Than Meets The Eye

*Killing Joke~The Great Cull

*Rammstein~Der Meister

*Fred Coury Remix~ Enter Sandman


   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Oneiric Pool Part 1   (Pike 235)

*Buckethead~Oneiric Pool Part 2

*Buckethead~Oneiric Pool Part 3

*Buckethead~Oneiric Pool Part 4

*Buckethead~Oneiric Pool Part 5

*Buckethead~Oneiric Pool Part 6

*Buckethead~Oneiric Pool Part 7

*Moonspell~The Greater Good  (Live)

*Type O Negative~Be My Druidess

*Sisters Of Mercy~Vision Thing

*If These Trees Could Talk~Iron Glacier

   *****3 AM*****

*Zakk Sabbath~Under The Sun-Every Day Comes & Goes

**Fascination Alleyway~Malignant Manifestations  p377


**Alex Nunziati~The Prophet

**Alex Nunziati~Vulnerable

**Mystic Circle~The Mothman

**Category VI~She Runs w/Wolves

**In Flames~In The Dark

**In Flames~A Dialogue In B Flat Minor

**In Flames~Cynosure

**In Flames~End The Transmission

**Slave To The System~Slave To The System

   *****4 AM*****

*Monster Magnet~Last Patrol  (Live)

*The Sweet~Fox On The Run

*My Ruin~Terror



*Soundgarden~Beyond The Wheel


*Hypocrisy~Until The End

*King Buffalo~Acheron


**Brothers In Arms~D-Day

   *****5 AM*****


*Wishbone Ash~Blowin’ Free  (Live)

*Modus~Close To The Bone

*Yes~Heart Of The Sunrise

*Marillion~That Time Of The Night

*Steve Hackett~Cell 151

*Peter Gabriel~In Your Eyes  (Live)

*Phil Collins~Take Me Home