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 8, 2017

Sunday, October 08, 2017 |

*********12 AM********



*My Sleeping Karma~Hymn72 (Live)

**Unleash The Archers~Ten Thousand Against One



*Fear Factory~Zero Signal

*Paradise Lost~Enchantment

**Ex Deo~The Rise Of Hannibal

**Living Colour~Freedom Of Expression


**********1 AM*********

**KMFDM~Hell Yeah

*Genitorturers~One Who Feeds

*Otep~On The Shore

*Sex Pistols~God Save The Queen(Live)

**The Bronx~Night Drop At The Glue Factory

**Craving Strange~Nothing But A Chance

*Shattered Sun~Hope Within Hatred

**Life Of Agony~World Gone Mad



**UFO~Just Got Paid

**Primus~The Seven

**Arch Enemy~The Race


*********2 AM********

**Go On, Great Immortal~Harbinger

**The Quill~Stone Believer

**Wayward Sons~Until The End

**Hell in the Club~I Wanna Swing Like Peter Parker

**Dirty Thrills~Go Slow

**Dark Sky Choir~Show No Mercy

*Megadeth~Cold Sweat


**The Haunted~This Is The End

**Iced Earth~Great Heathen Army

*Hammerfall~Built To Last

**Seven Kingdoms~Castles In The Snow

**Suicide Silence~Don’t Be Careful, You Might Hurt Yourself


***********3 AM********

*Dream Theater~Pull Me Under (Live)

*Mr Manly~Jack O’Lanterns

**Fascination Alleyway~Earthly Disciples Of Peace p299

**Gwar~I’ll Be Your Monster

**Portrait~Burn The World


**The Black Dahlia Murder~Nightbringers

**August Burns Red~King Of Sorrow

**My Children, My Bride~Act II: Sonar

**Through The Eyes Of The Dead~Hate The Living

**Torture Culture~In The City

**EMN~Loco Crazy


**********4 AM********

*Elder~The Falling Veil

**The Sword~Apocryphon

*Corrosion Of Conformity~Great Purification

*Bolt Thrower~Contact Want out

*Bolt Thrower~Inside the Wire

*Droids Attack~Brahma Astra

*Down~Underneath Everything

**Unleash The Archers~Apex

**Tau Cross~Killing The King


**********5 AM********

*Witherfall~Nobody Sleeps Here

**God Dethroned~The 11th Hour

*Big Big Train~Wassail

*Acid Bath~Finger Paintings Of The Insane


*Rush~The Garden

*King’s X~Summerland

*Ray Charles~A Song For You