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 26, 2024…

Sunday, May 26, 2024 |



*BoyHitsCar~Rhythmical Gestures

**Rotting Christ~Saoirse

*Death Angel~Falling Asleep

*Black Sabbath~Over To You

*Judas Priest~Victim Of Changes  (Live)

*Sabaton~The Red Baron  (Live)

   *****1 AM*****

*Night Ranger~You Can Still Rock In America

*Styx~Midnight Ride

*Cactus~Let Me Swim

*Reverend~Heaven On Earth

**Vltimas~Spoils Of War

*Howling Giant~Stone Giant

*Type O Negative~Green Man

*Monster Magnet~Dig That Hole

*Killing Joke~You’ll Never Get To Me

**Warrior Soul~Jump For Joy

*The Cramps~Goo Goo Muck

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Q1    (Pike 300!!)





*Dark Tranquillity~Hours Spent In Exile

*Communic~On Ancient Ground

*Temple Of Thieves~End Of Misery

   *****3 AM*****

*Soen~The Others Fall

**Fascination Alleyway~Classified Chaos  p416 +2

**Witherfall~They Will Let You Down

**Witherfall~Where Do I Begin?

**Kreator~Hordes Of Chaos


**Witherfall~Ceremony Of Fire

**Kreator~Demon Prince


   *****4 AM*****

*Bolt Thrower~Inside The Wire

*Bolt Thrower~Anti Tank

*Alice Cooper~Lost In America

*Prong~Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck

*The Cult~Rise

*Fire Down Below~Cocaine Hippo

*Unida~Human Tornado

*Sisters Of Mercy~When You Don’t See Me

*Howling Giant~Whale Lord

**Masons Revolt~Slick Ricky

*High Desert Sky~The Black Gate

   *****5 AM*****

**Frequency Overload~The Pain Factor

**Frequency Overload~Four Years Dead

**Ministry~New Religion


*King Buffalo~Mammoth

*Villagers Of Ioannina City~Cosmic Soul

*Max Scialdone~Iris

*Marillion~Sugar Mice

*Jake Shimabukuro~Star Spangled Banner

*Ray Charles~A Song For You