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 September 3, 2023…

Sunday, September 03, 2023 |



*King Buffalo~Repeater

*1000 Homo DJ’s~Supernaut

*Ministry~Just One Fix

*Pelican~Midnight & Mescaline

*Viking Skull~The Blackened Sunrise


*All Them Witches~Surface-to-Air Whistle

   *****1 AM*****

*Six Feet Under~Hell’s Bells

*AC/DC~Whole~Lotta Rosie  (Live)

*DevilDriver~Clouds Over California

*Refused~The New Noise

*Rollins Band~Another Life

*Hunter S. Thompson~Saturday Midnight

*Corrosion Of Conformity~Great Purification

*Chimaira~Pure Hatred

*King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard~Motor Spirit

*Sisters Of Mercy~Vision Thing

*Freedom Hawk~Take All You Can

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~Image From The Void    (Pike 256)

*Buckethead~Mountainous Mine

*Buckethead~Meteor Firefly Net

*Buckethead~Nail Bridge

*Foghat~Ride Ride Ride

*Jo Jo Gunne~Run Run Run

*Sword~Stuck In Rock

*Zakk Sabbath~Under The Sun-Every Day Comes & Goes

*King Buffalo~Hours

   *****3 AM*****

*Villagers Of Ioannina City~Cosmic Soul

**Fascination Alleyway~From Inside Out   p382

**Fire Down Below~Cocaine Hippo


**Kataklysm~Dark Wings Of Deception


**Kataklysm~Die As A King

**Kataklysm~Bringer Of Violence

**Godslave~Down Down

**UDO~Fight For The Right

**Sin Crazy~When Hell Rains Down

   *****4 AM*****

*Earthless~Sonic Prayer  (Live)

*Fire Down Below~Adrift In A Sea Of Stars

*Testament~Native Blood  (Live)

*Testament~Formation Of Damnation  (Live)

**Amon Amarth~Heidrun  (Live)

*Krokus~American Woman  (Live)

**Deiphage~Barren Fields

    *****5 AM****

*Elder~Endless Return

*Killing Joke~Delete


*Type O Negative~September Sun

*A Perfect Circle~By & Down

*Riverside~The Same River

*King’s X~Out Of The Silent Planet

*Ray Charles~A Song For You