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 March 22, 2015

Sunday, March 22, 2015 |





*Danzig~Under The Belly Of The Beast

*DevilDriver~Clouds Over California

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


**Spire~Passive, Progressive


**BoyHitsCar~Silhouettes Fade

**Moonspell~Breathe(Until We Are No More)


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

*Rammstein~Wollt Ihr Das Bett In Flammen Sehen




*Sahg~Godless Faith

**Suffocation~Provoking The Disturbed

*Bolt Thrower~Pride

*Otep~Where The River Ends

*Life Of Agony~Ugly

*Orange Goblin~Sabbath Hex


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

**Steven Wilson~Ancestral

**If These Trees Could Talk~Thirty Six Silos


*Mr Manly~St Patty’s Day #1

**Sister Sin~Black Lotus

*Black Label Society~Empty Promises

**Like Monroe~Prison Floods

*Parkway Drive~Sleepwalker

**Primordial~Where Greater Men Have Fallen


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

**Ensieferum~Cry For The Earth Bounds

**Fascination Alleyway~Bad Thoughts Gone Good

**Sister Sin~Desert Queen

**Shattered Sun~Hope Within Hatred

**Royal Thunder~Ear On The Fool

**Cancer Bats~Satelites

**Ranger~Defcon I

**DHG~The Unlocking



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

*Lake  Of Tears~Last Purple Sky

*A Pale Horse Named Death~Shallow Grave

*Type O Negative~Anesthesia

**Steven Wilson~Hand Cannot Erase

**Monster Magnet~Last Patrol(Live)



**The Midnight Ghost Train~BC Trucker

**Thulcandra~The Great Fall

**Liv Kristine~Love Decay


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

**Visigoth~The Revenant King

**Black Star Riders~The Killer Instinct

**Motor Sister~This Song Reminds Me Of You

**Lord Dying~The Clearing At The End Of The Path

**Steven Wilson~Home Invasion

*Porcupine Tree~Cure For Optimism

**If These Tress Could Talk~Barren Lands Of The Modern Dinoisaur

*Ray Charles~A Song For You