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 5, 2024…

Sunday, May 05, 2024 |



*High On Fire~Burning Down

*Diamond Plate~Relativity

*GodBelow~Three Seasons


*Moonspell~The Greater Good

*The Cult~War

*Viking Skull~The Blackened Sunrise

*King Buffalo~Hours

   *****1 AM*****

**Judas Priest~Panic Attack

*Sabaton~Storm Troopers


*Dark Apathy~Sacrifice The Vile

*Vader~Raining Blood


*Iron Maiden~When The River Runs Deep

*Deep Purple~Stormbringer

*Torche~Reverse Inverted

*Ozzy Osbourne~Breaking All The Rules

**Unleash The Archers~Ghosts In The Mist

*Motorlord~Die Alone

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Fork 1  (Pike 297)

*Buckethead~Fork 2

*Buckethead~Fork 3

*Buckethead~Fork 4

*Buckethead~Fork 5

*Buckethead~Fork 6

*Buckethead~Fork 7

*Buckethead~Fork 8

*Buckethead~Fork 9

*Villagers Of Ioannina City~Cosmic Soul

*Type O Negative~Be My Druidess


   *****3 AM*****

*Callenish Circle~What Could Have Been…

**Fascination Alleyway~Beat Up By Unseen 3D Beauties  p349

**Frequency Overload~The Pain Factor

**Frequency Overload~Four Years Dead

**Motley Crue~Dogs Of War

**Nightrage~Persevere Through Adversity

**Frequency Overload~Luxury Of Hate

**High On Fire~Darker Fleece

**Frequency Overload~Not I

**Frequency Overload~Bi-Polar Bear

**The Hu~Tartar Warrior  (Live)

**Frequency Overload~Threads

   *****4 AM*****

*High Desert Sky~The Black Gate

**Masons Revolt~Slick Ricky

*The Quill~Evil Omen

*Dead Rabbits~Miles Away

*Black Sabbath~Looking For Today


*The Spacelords~Metamorphosis

*Green Leaf~On Wings Of Gold

*The Cramps~Domino

   *****5 AM*****

*Vltimas~Spoils Of War

*Kreator~Phantom Antichrist

*Urne~A Stumble Of Words

*King Buffalo~Mammoth

**LoFi Prophets Of Dusted Wax~Desert Highway

*Porcupine Tree~Voyage 34

*Moody Blues~Have You Heard  Pt.II

*Ray Charles~A Song For You