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 25, 2020

Sunday, October 25, 2020 |



*The Sword~Apocryphon

*Droids Attack~Brahma Astra

*Bolt Thrower~Inside The Wire


*Unida~Human Tornado


*Prong~Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck

*Megadeth~Symphony Of Destruction

*Crossbreed~Pure Energy

*The Midnight Ghost Train~BC Trucker

*Eddie Van Halen~Lil Guitars Intro

   *****1 AM*****

*Lamb Of God~Memento Mori



*Pro Pain~Foul Taste Of Freedom

*Manowar~Metal Daze

*AC/DC~Let There Be Rock (Live)

*Haste~With All The Pride & Dignity Of A Drowning Swimmer

*Type O Negative~Christian Woman

*Sisters Of Mercy~Doctor Jeep

*Killing Joke~Blood On Your Hands

*Beyond The Black~Under A Blackened Sky

*Leave’s Eyes~Fading Earth

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Peculiarity Of Fire (Pike 91)

*Buckethead~Dryness Of Earth

*Buckethead~Moisture Of Air

*Buckethead~Frigidity Of Water

*Bile~Hate Radio

*Suicidal Tendencies~Controlled By Hatred

*Suicidal Tendencies~Ain’t Mess’n Around

*Bloody Hammers~Let Sleeping Corpses Lie

*Van Halen~Cathedral

   *****3 AM*****

*Deep Purple~Child In Time

**Fascination Alleyway~An Hourglass Planet p276

**Uada~In The Absence Of Matter

**Oceans Of Slumber~Pray For Rain

**Ayreon~Dumb Piece Of Rock

**The Unguided~War Of Oceans

**Plague Years~Incantation

**Napalm Death~That Curse Of Being In Thrall

**DevilDriver~Keep Away From Me


   *****4 AM*****

*Black Sabbath~Black Sabbath (Live)


*White Zombie~Electric Head Pt. 2

*Rammstein~Der Meister


*Black Mirrors~Gunther Kimmich

**Alice In Chains~Drone

*World Trade~Revolution Song

**Slave To The System~Slave To The System

*Warrior Soul~We Cry Out

*Sojourner~The Monolith

   *****5 AM*****

*Grand Funk Railroad~Closer To Home

*Demons & Wizards~Diabolic

*Panzerfaust~Promethean Fire

*Filter~Hey Man, Nice Shot

*Porcupine Tree~Blackest Eyes

*Riverside~Egoist Hedonist

*Modus~In The Grey Matter

*Andy Prieboy~Tomorrow Wendy

*Ray Charles~A Song For You