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 May 24, 2020

Saturday, May 23, 2020 |


 ….The Best Of The Sound & The Fury…This Week We Have the Show From May 24, 2015…Happy Memorial Day!!…


***** Midnight*****


*The Sword~Apocryphon

*Metallica~Broken, Beat & Scarred

*Cannibal Corpse~Submerged In Boiling Flesh

**Tau Cross~Lazarus

*Ex Deo~Cry Havoc


*Mammoth Mammoth~Lookin’ Down The Barrel

*In Flames~Colony

*Mastodon~Once More ‘Round The Sun

   *****1 AM*****

*Type O Negative~September Sun

*A Pale Horse Named Death~Shallow Grave

**The Midnight Ghost Train~BC Trucker

*Clutch~The Wolf Man Kindly Presents

*Broken Hope~Devourer Of Souls

**Nightwish~Weak Fantasy

**Korpiklaani~Jouni Jouni

*Mushroomhead~Rumor Has It

**Coal Chamber~Bad Blood Between Us

**Shattered Sun~Hope Within Hatred

**Spire~Passive, Progressive

    *****2 AM*****

*Dagoba~I, Reptile


**Valkyrie~Carry On

**Mammoth Mammoth~Black Dog

*Mr Manly~Talker On An Airplane

*Meshuggah~New Millenium Cyanide Christ


*Acid Bath~Finger Paintings Of The Insane

*W.A.S.P.~Inside The Electric Circus


    *****3 AM*****


*Paradise Lost~Yearn For Change

**Fascination Alleyway~Tear Blasts p328

**Paradise Lost~No Hope In Sight

**Tau Cross~Hangman’s Hill

**Secrets Of The Sky~Garden Of Prayers

**Satan’s Wrath~Raised On Sabbains

**Entrails~No Cross Left Unturned

**Six Feet Under~Eternal In Darkness

**Paradise Lost~Return To The Sun

**Addicted~I’m Done

     *****4 AM*****

*Monster Magnet~2000 Light Years From Home

*Monster Magnet~Dig That Hole

*Slayer~Skeletons Of Society

**Unleashed~The Bolt Thrower

*Bolt Thrower~K Machine

*Bolt Thrower~When Cannons Fade

*Riverside~Egoist Hedonist

*Riverside~Reality Dream

*Dimmu Borgir~The Serpentine Offering

**Byzantine~To Release

    *****5 AM*****

*Lake Of Tears~Planet Of The Penguins

*Sigur Ros~Sven G Englar

**Kings Destroy~Mythomania

**Orbynot~Train Wreck

*Porcupine Tree~Even Less(Live)

*Blackfield~The Hole In Me

**If These Trees Could Talk~Barren Lands Of The Modern Dinosaur

**If These Trees Could Talk~Thirty Six Silos

*Ray Charles~A Song For You