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 24, 2021

Sunday, October 24, 2021 |




*Nihil~Hear Me v2.1

*Drown~I Owe You

*Pitch Shifter~Cathode

*ISIS~Not In Rivers, But In Drops

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

*Godbelow~Black Dogs Head

*Godbelow~Kill Devil Hills

*Manowar~Kings Of Metal

   *****1 AM*****

**BoyHitsCar~I’m A Cloud (Live)

*Type O Negative~Burnt Flowers Fallen

*Cathedral~Hopkins (The Witchfinder)

*Viking Skull~The Blackened Sunrise



*Black Sabbath~Children Of The Grave

*Ozzy Osbourne~All My Life

*Kingdom Come~Get It On

*Cinderella~Night Songs

*Motorhead~God Save The Queen

   *****2 AM*****


*Buckethead~Tucked Into Dreams



*Buckethead~Pale Hill


*Cryptid Shadow~Monsters Of Rock

**Iron Maiden~The Parchment

*Carach Angren~Frankensteina Stataemontanus

   *****3 AM*****


**Fascination Alleyway~Restitutions w/o Persecutions + 1 p25

**Judas Priest~You Don’t Have To Be Old To Be Wise

**Judas Priest~Fever

**Livlos~Mortal Severance

**1914~Vimy Ridge

**Alien Weaponry~Tangaroa

**Dee Snider~The Reckoning

**Judas Priest~Victim Of Changes (Live)

   *****4 AM*****

*Moonspell~Scorpion Flower

*Life Of Agony~I Surrender

*Howling Giant~Whale Lord

*Rammstein~Du Hast


*Ministry~N.W.O. (Remix)



**Ex Deo~The Fall Of Claudius

*Motorlord~Die Alone

   *****5 AM*****

*Earthless~Sonic Prayer

*Nektar~Fidgety Queen

*A Perfect Circle~Hourglass

*King’s X~Go Tell Somebody


*Robin Trower~Twice Removed From Yesterday (Live)


*Ray Charles~A Song For You