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 January 24, 2016

Sunday, January 24, 2016 |




*Black Sabbath~Black Sabbath

*Type O Negative~Black Sabbath

*Type O Negative~Set Me On Fire

*Torche~Reverse Inverted

**Killing Joke~Autonomous Zone

*Rammstein~Der Meister

*Revolting Cocks~Dead End Streets

*Ministry & Co~Space Trucking

*Warrior Soul~Ha Ha Ha

*Lake Of Tears~Last Purple Sky


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

*Fear Factory~Body Hammer


**Motorhead~Sympathy For The Devil





**BTBAM~Memory Palace


*American Sharks~Overdrive


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

*Monster Magnet~End Of Time

*Primordial~The Coffin Ships

*Mr Manly~The Vegetarian Dinner

*Warrior Soul~Ghetto Nation


*Life Of Agony~Lost At 22

*Chimaira~Left For Dead

*Bolt Thrower~Inside The Wire

*Savatage~The Dungeons Are Calling(Live)

*Iron Maiden~The Prisoner(Live)


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

**Iron Maiden~The Book Of Souls

**Fascination Alleyway~Flash Frozen Eyes p173

**Toothgrinder~Diamonds For Gold


**Serenity~The Order


**Transport League~The Goddess & The Mad Man

**The Shrine~Rare Breed

**Exhumer~Welcome To Hellfire


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


**Brimstone Coven~Black Magic

**The Sword~Early Snow

*The Midnight Ghost Train~BC Trucker

*Mammoth Mammoth~Black Dog

*Black Sabbath~Back Street Kids

*Ministry~Bad Blood(Remix)

*Stone Temple Pilots~Where The River Goes

*God Is An Astronaut~Snowfall

**God Is An Astronaut~Agneya

**Chemical Burn~I Rise, I Fly

*The Beards~Why Having A Beard Is Better Than Having A Woman


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


**Shattered Sun~Hope Within Hatred

*Queensryche~Bullet The Blue Sky(Live)

*Early Man~Nine Riders

*Early Man~Death Is The Answer

*Uriah Heep~July Morning

*King Crimson~Frame By Frame

*Modus~Close To The Bone

*Ray Charles~A Song For You