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 Set List for April 5, 2015

Sunday, April 05, 2015 |




*Lake Of Tears~The Last Purple Sky

*Rammstein~Wollt Ihr Das Bett In Flammen sehen


*Type O Negative~Be My Druidess

**The Midnight Ghost Train~BC Trucker

*Diamond Plate~Casualty Of War

*Six Feet Under~Feasting On The Blood Of The Insane

*Tristania~Night On Earth

*Cradle Of Filth~Nymphetamine

*Leave’s Eyes~The Dream


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

**Leave’s Eyes~Fading Earth

*Downset~My American Prayer


*Hatebreed~I Will Be Heard(Live)

*Fear Factory~New Breed

*Dimmu Borgir~The Serpentine Offering

*Motorhead~God Was Never On Your Side

*Factory 81~Diary Of A Serial Killer

*God Forbid~The New Clear

**Marilyn Manson~Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge

**If These Trees Could Talk~Thirty Six Silos


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

**Visagoth~Dungeon Master



*Mr Manly~Female Hockey Player

**Deadlock~Dead City Sleepers

*Otep~Not To Touch The Earth

*Elis~Innocent Hearts

*Frank Zappa~Heavy Duty Judy

*King Crimson~Sleepless


**Steven Wilson~Hand Cannot Erase


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

**Royal Thunder~Ear On The Floor

**Fascination Alleyway~Resurrection’s Reunion w/Revenge p363

**Mammoth Mammoth~Lookin’ Down The Barrel

**Prong~Vision Thing

**Full Devil Jacket~Valley Of Bones

**Airstream~The Power Of Music

**Native Construct~Chromatic Aberration

**Abiotic~Cast Into The Depths


**Sorcerer~Sumerian Script


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


**Soul Debris~Ninth Paradigm

**Four Trips Ahead~There’s A Time

**Saint Ridley~Who I Am

**The Answer~I Am Who I Am

**Heidevolk~Herboren In Vlammen

**Theories~Bathing In Pigs Blood



**Soen~Tabula Rasa

*Judgement Day~Xenophonic


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

**Monster Magnet~End Of Time

**Black Star Riders~Bullet Blues

**Shattered Sun~Hope Within Hatred

**Enslaved~In Times


*Modus~Out Of A Waking Dream

*Rush~The Garden

*Riverside~Panic Room(Remix)

*Ray Charles~A Song For You