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 August 23, 2015

Sunday, August 23, 2015 |





*Clutch~Earth Rocker

*White Zombie~Black Sunshine(Remix)

*Ministry~Jesus Built My Hotrod(Remix)


**Tau Cross~Lazarus

*Cannibal Corpse~Hammer Smashed Face


**Karbholz~Lass Mich Fliegen

*Black Sabbath~War Pigs


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

*Type O Negative~…Anesthesia

*Alice In Chains~Phantom Limb

*Moonspell~Scorpion Flower

**Mammoth Mammoth~Black Dog

**Lindemann~Skills In Pills

**Glowsun~Behind The Moon



**The Midnight Ghost Train~BC Trucker

*Broken Hope~Pitbull Grin

**Coal Chamber~Suffer In Silence


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

**BTBAM~Memory Palace

*Type O Negative~Christian Woman

*Mr Manly~Baby Talk

*Death~Sprit Crusher

*Iwrestledabearonce~Tastes Like Kevin Bacon

*Iwrestledabearonce~Vlork:Mighty Wielder Of Sheep

*Suffocation~Sullen Days

*Cathedral~Midnight Mountain

*American Sharks~Overdrive


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

**Year Of The Goat~Riders Of Vultures

**Fascination Alleyway~Well Spent Waste p102

**Wolfheart~Aeon Of Cold

**Ahab~Like Red Foam

**Toseland~Life Is Beautiful

**Masters Of Metal~Eclipse

**Pop Evil~Take It All

**The Devil Wears Prada~Planet

**Renaissance Of Fools~Internal Carousel

**Dark Sermon~Starve


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

**Sekond Skyn~Rain

**Chris Caffery~Arm & A Leg

**DragonForce~Black Winter Night(Live)

**Symphony X~Run w/The Devil

**Kataklysm~The World Is A Dying Insect

*Black Sabbath~Disturbing The Priest

**Rivers Of Nihil~Suntold

*Cannibal Corpse~Zero The Hero

*Monster Magnet~Let The Circus Burn

**Cradle Of Filth~Hammer Of The Witches


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

**High On Fire~The Falconist

*Fear Factory~Body Hammer

**Act Of Defiance~Throwback

**Kobra & The Lotus~Lay It On The Line

**Paradise Lost~Cry Out


*Lacrimas Profundere~Dead To Me

*Mother Love Bone~Gentle Groove

*Tori Amos~The Beekeeper(Live)

*Blackfield~The Hole In Me

*Ray Charles~A Song For You