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 2, 2021

Sunday, May 02, 2021 |



*High Desert Sky~Sacrament


*The Quill~Keep On Moving


**Green Leaf~God God I Better Run Away

*Alice In Chains~Rainier Falls

*Karbholz~Ewig Leben

*Inhumatus~Existence Denied

   *****1 AM*****

*Black Sabbath~Black Sabbath (Live)

*Solitude Aeturnus~Heaven & Hell

*Warrior Soul~We Cry Out

*BoyHitsCar~One Kiss Away

*Unleash The Archers~Ten Thousand Against One

**Unleashed~The Long Ships Are Coming

*Charon~As We Die

*Sisters Of Mercy~Temple Of Love

*Kopek~Love Is Dead

*Howling Giant~Henry Tate

*King’s X~Go Tell Somebody

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Herbie Theater: First Act (Pike 113)


*Buckethead~Herbie Theater: Second Act

*Buckethead~Herbie Theater After Party

*Anthrax~Among The Living

**Hound~Sleep In Thunder

*Tristania~Night On Earth


   *****3 AM*****

**Witherfall~Long Time

**Fascination Alleyway~A Silver Sliver Of Sanctuary p351

**Howling Giant~Earth Wizard

**Vintage Caravan~Forgotten


**Scared Oath~Into The Divide

**Cryptid Shadow~On A Lock Ness Night

**Immortal Syn~Fight The Prince

**Bewitcher~The Widow’s Blade

**Nuclear Winter~The Catacombs

*Chmcl Str8 Jckt~1911

   *****4 AM*****

**Evergrey~Where August Mourns

*Iron Butterfly~Ina Gadda Da Vida

*Earthless~Sonic Prayer

**Gojira~New Found

*Clutch~Electric Worry


   *****5 AM*****

*Erosion~Silver Surfer

*Howling Giant~Stone Giant

*High Desert Sky~Desert Jam


*Marillion~Script For A Jesters Tear

*Pearl Jam~Black

*A Perfect Circle~By & Down The River

*Max Scialdone~Times Like These

*Modus~In The Grey Matter

*Ray Charles~A Song For You