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 6, 2020

Sunday, September 06, 2020 |



*Nihil~Hear Me Version 2.1

*Drown~I Owe You

*Fear Factory~Scapegoat

*Fear Factory~Industrial Discipline

*Stoned Jesus~Apathy

*Killing Joke~The Great Cull

*Type O Negative~Anesthesia

*Bloody Hammers~Fire In The Dark

   *****1 AM*****

*Primordial~Heathen Tribes

*Earthless~Uluru Rock (Live)

*Jimi Hendrix~Red House (Live ’69)


*Power Trip~Nightmare Logic

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead~AA (Pike 84)










**Haxan~Damned If You Do

*Sojourner~The Event Horizon

**Static X~Worth Dying For

**Katatonia~Behind The Blood

**Black Balled~Mother Earth

   *****3 AM*****

*Onslaught~In Search Of Sanity

**Fascination Alleyway~Will & Yearning p225

**Onslaught~Generation Antichrist

**Onslaught~All Seeing Eye

**Onslaught~Addicted To The Smell Of Death

**Dead Fish Handshake~No One’s Island

**Five Finger Death Punch~Bottom Of The Top

**Avatar~Scream Until You Wake

**In Flames~Bullet Ride (Re Recorded)

**Nine Shrines~Pretty Little Psycho

*Judas Priest~Painkiller

*Judas Priest~Between The Hammer &The Anvil


*Loudness~Until I See The Light

*Dio~Jesus, Mary & The Holy Ghost (Live)

*Dio~Straight Through The Heart (Live)

*Danzig~Her Black Wings

*Black Sabbath~Zero The Hero

*Pitchshifter~Gatherer Of Data

*Meshuggah~New Millennium Cyanide Christ

*Course Of Empire~Coming Of The Century


*KMFDM~Move On (Remix)

*Sisters Of Mercy~When You Don’t See Me

*The Brew~Seven Days Too Long

*The Bronx~Past Away

   *****5 AM*****

*Anabasis~The Chamber


*Marillion~Grendel (Live)

*Genesis~The Musical Box


*Ray Charles~A Song For You