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 3, 2024…

Sunday, March 03, 2024 |





*My Ruin~Terror

*Arch Enemy~Nemesis

*Jinjer~Dreadful Moments

*Halestorm~I Am The Fire

*Otep~On The Shore

*7 Year Bitch~Dead Men Don’t Rape

*Kopek~Love Is Dead

*Leave’s Eyes~The Dream

   *****1 AM*****

*Unleash The Archers~Apex

*Autumn~State Of Mind

*Nightwish~Planet Hell

*Midnattsol~Herr Mannelig

*Precious Metal~Mr Big Stuff

*Kobra & The Lotus~We Come Undone

*Warlock~All We Are

*Rain Fell Within~In My Dreams

*Within Temptation~The Reckoning


*The Beards~Why Having A Beard Is Better Than Having A Woman

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Through The Looking Garden    (Pike 284)

**High On Fire~Burning Down

*Elephant Mountain~The Burden

*Katatonia~Day & Then The Shade

**Judas Priest~The Serpent & The King

*Motorlord~Dive Bomb

   *****3 AM*****


**Fascination Alleyway~Vacumized Victims Of Veracity  +1 p421

**The Quill~Elephant Head

**Graveyard~Bird Of Paradise

**Big Big Train~Miramare

**Amaranthe~The Catalyst

**Slaughter To Prevail~Conflict

**Porcupine Tree~Anesthetize  (Live)

   *****4 AM*****

*Metal Church~Gods Of Wrath

*Kreator~Ghetto War

*Exodus~Only Death Decides

*Testament~Native Blood

**The Rods~Rattle The Cage

**Witherfall~Ceremony Of Fire

*Max Scialdone~The Long Farewell

**Bruce Dickinson~Many Doors To Hell


*King Buffalo~Interlude

   *****5 AM*****

*King Buffalo~Loam

*Type O Negative~Anesthesia

*Villagers Of Ioannina City~Part V

*King Crimson~Frame By Frame

*UFO~The Writer

*Elis~Innocent Hearts

*Marillion~Sugar Mice

*Pink Floyd~Lost For Words

*Andy Prieboy~Tomorrow Wendy

*Ray Charles~A Song For You