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 November 8, 2020

Sunday, November 08, 2020 |


*Brad~Screen (Acoustic)

*Clutch~Abraham Lincoln

*Fear Factory~Scapegoat

*Kilgore~Lullaby For Your Casket


*Rush~Distant Early Warning



*Rammstein~Der Meister

*Warrior Soul~The Wasteland

*Judas Priest~Painkiller



*GodBelow~Take & Name Your Poison

*Type O Negative~Anesthesia

*Candlemass~The Sound Of Dying Demons

*Unleash The Archers~Abyss

*Life Of Agony~Lost At 22

*Katatonia~Behind The Blood

*Moody Blues~Ride My Seesaw

*Alice In Chains~Rainier Fog

*PoisonBlack~Never Enough

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Coaster Coat (Pike 93)

*Buckethead~Flying Cat


*The Graviators~Narrow Minded Bastards

*Acid Bath~Pagan Love Song

*Monster Magnet~Space Lord

**Plague Years~Incantation

   *****3 AM*****

*Riverside~The Same River

**Fascination Alleyway~Born & Raised For Eternity p191

**Pantera~Revolution Is My Name

**Pantera~Holy In The Sky

**Pantera~Electric Funeral

**Stalker~Black Magic Terror

**Draconian~The Sacrificial Flame

**Malevolent Creation~The 13th Beast

**Visions Of Atlantis~Heroes Of The Dawn (Live)

   *****4 AM*****

*Iron Butterfly~Inna Gadda Da Vida

*Queen~Father To Son

*Killing Joke~Into The Unknown

*Ministry~Filth Pig

*ISIS~In Fiction

*Soen~The Others Fall

**DevilDriver~Keep Away From Me

   *****5 AM*****



*King Crimson~Thela Hun Ginjeet

*Porcupine Tree~Sound Of Muzak

*Porcupine Tree~Even Less


*David Gilmore~No Way

*Ray Charles~A Song For You