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 October 16, 2022

Sunday, October 16, 2022 |




*Stoned Jesus~Apathy

*Metal Church~Date w/Poverty

*Megadeth~Peace Sells, But Who’s Buying

*Warrior Soul~The Wasteland

*Black Mirrors~Gunther Kimmich

*Beyond The Black~Heart Of The Hurricane

**Katatonia~Behind The Blood

*Otep~On The Shore

**The Hu~Bii Biyelgee

   *****1 AM*****

**King Buffalo~Mammoth

*Type O Negative~Love You To Death

*A Pale Horse Named Death~Believe In Something  (You Are Lost)


*Queensryche~Eyes Of A Stranger

*Styx~Born For Adventure

**Dio~Shame On The Night

*Bolt Thrower~Granite Wall

*Sanctuary~Die For My Sins

*Murcielago~Blues For The Red Lobster

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Quilted   (Pike 175)

**King Buffalo~Firmament

*Wo Fat~There’s Something Sinister In The Wind

*Savatage~Legions  (Live)

   *****3 AM*****

*My Sleeping Karma~Maya Shakti

**Fascination Alleyway~A High Fly Ball +1  p52

**The Cult~Vendetta X

**Smith/Kotzen~Rise Again

**Sabaton~The Red Baron

**Wolfheart~The King

**Talas~Close To The Killer

**Soil~Monkey Wrench

**Megadeth~Killing Time

**Bloodbath~No God Before Me

**Phase IV~Dev Did

**Held Hostage~You Rock Our Way

   *****4 AM*****

**Dio~Last In Line  (Live Medley)

*Black Sabbath~Black Sabbath  (Live)

*Deep Purple~Child In Time

*Savatage~Hall Of The Mountain King  (Live)

*Primus~Nature Boy

*King Buffalo~Burning

*Saxon~Broken Heroes

   *****5 AM*****

**Civil War~Slaughterhouse

*Iced Earth~I Died For You

*Q5~Steel The Light

*Wolfmother~White Unicorn

*Starcastle~Lady Of The Lake

*Porcupine Tree~3

*Wayne Static~The Creatures Are Everywhere

*Big Big Train~Hedgerow

*Ray Charles~a Song For You