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 31, 2020

Saturday, May 30, 2020 |


         …..The Sound & The Fury Playlist From October 7, 2012…..



*Callenish Circle~Self Inflicted
*Fear Factory~Zero Signal
**Wretched~Karma Accomplished
**The Bunny The Bear~Lonely
**Engel~Journeys End
**Encrust~Predatory Skin
**Torche~Reverse Inverted
**Re Machined~Highway Star(Chickenfoot)

   *****1 AM*****

**Testament~Throne Of Thorns
*My Ruin~Made To Measure
*Immolation~Majesty & Decay
**Sylosis~Out From Below
**Nile~Enduring The Eternal Molestation Of Flame
*Kopek~Love Is Dead
**Moonspell~Alpha Noir
**Primal Fear~Metal Nation
**Ex Deo~Along The Appian Way

   *****2 AM*****

*Judas Priest~The Future Of Mankind
**Mythical Aggression~Devil On My Shoulder
*Ministry~End Of Days Pt II
**Wayne Static~The Creatures Are Everywhere
*Mr Manly~Hippie Foreman
*Slipknot~Rise Of The Maggots
*Pro Pain~Death On The Dance Floor
*Kataklysm~Shadows & Dust
*Suicide Silence~Wasted
*Fear Factory~Edgecrusher
*Annihilator~Alison Hell

   *****3 AM*****

**Fascination Alleyway~Faith For The Future
**Re Machined~Pictures Of Home
**Blackmore’s Knight~Journeyman(live)
**Steve Harris~A World w/o Heaven
**Glamour Of The Kill~World’s End
**Texas In July~Cry Wolf
**Converge~Shame The Way

   *****4 AM*****

**Rush~Headlong Flight
*Hypocrisy~Seeds Of The Chosen One
*Leave’s Eyes~Through Our Veins
**Eluveitie~Scorched Earth
*Amon Amarth~Guardians Of Asgaard
*RR United~Annihilation At The Hands Of God
**Lamb Of God~Ghost Walking
*Porcupine Tree~Even Less(Extended)
*Demons & Wizards~The Gunslinger
*Chimaira~Pure Hatred

   *****5 AM*****

**Tracer~Too Much
**Texas Hippie Coalition~8 Seconds
**MX Machine~Devil’s Highway
*Motorhead~Bye Bye Bitch Bye Bye
*War Of Ages~Battle On
*Porcupine Tree~3
*Porcupine Tree~Hatesong(Live)
*Porcupine Tree~Feel So Low
**Mythical Aggression~Cold
*Ray Charles~A Song For You