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 29, 2023…

Sunday, October 29, 2023 |



*Lake Of Tears~Last Purple Sky

*Type O Negative~Black No. 1

**Fire Down Below~Cocaine Hippo

*Green Carnation~Just When You Think It’s Safe

*King Buffalo~Hours

*Kopek~Love Is Dead

   *****1 AM*****

*King Diamond~Halloween


*Danzig~It’s Coming Down

**Max Scialdone~The Void

**Primordial~How It Ends

*Sisters Of Mercy~Doctor Jeep

*Ex Deo~Boudicca (Queen Of The Iceni)


   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Glacier   (Pike 263)





*ISIS~Relocation Swarm



   *****3 AM*****

*Valley Of The Sun~Hearts Aflame

**Fascination Alleyway~Silent Pirates Of Penance    p226

**Max Scialdone~Long Farewell

**Nebula~Let It Burn  (Live)


**King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard~Extinction  (Extended Mix)

**KK’s Priest~Keeper Of The Graves

**Robin Trower~I’ll Be Moving On

   *****4 AM*****

*Metallica~Creeping Death

*Metallica~Halo Of Fire

**UFO~Rock Bottom  (Live)

*Amon Amarth~An Ancient Sign Of Oncoming Storm

**Mental Hippie Blood~Freedom Fighters

*Murcielago~Blues For The Red Lobster

*Howling Giant~Whale Lord

*Bloody Hammers~Let Sleeping Corpses Lie

*Motorlord~Hard As Nails

   *****5 AM*****

*My Sleeping Karma~Hymn 72

*King Buffalo~Mammoth

*Elder~Endless Return

*Held Hostage~I’m All Over You

*Minus The Bear~Ice Monster

*World Trade~Revolution Song

*Porcupine Tree~She’s Moved On

*Porcupine Tree~Feel So Low

*Andy Prieboy~Tomorrow Wendy

*Tori Amos~Winter  (Live)

*Ray Charles A Song For You