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 May 17, 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015 |




*BB King~The Thrill Is Gone(Live)

*Lake Of Tears~Last Purple Sky

*Nile~The Inevitable Degradation Of Flesh


*Bolt Thrower~Granite Wall

*Bolt Thrower~Those Once Loyal


*Morbid Angel~Where The Slime Live

*Broken Hope~Drotic Zoophilism



**Mammoth Mammoth~Black Dog

**The Graviators~Narrow Minded Bastards

*Theater Of Tragedy~Poppea

**Nightwish~Shudder Before The Beautiful

*Karnivool~A.M. War

*Cannibal Corpse~Pit Of Zombies

**War Of Ages~From Ashes

**Shattered Sun~Hope Within Hatred

*Robin Trower~Rock Me Baby(Live)


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

*BB King~Never Make A Move Too Soon

*Clutch~D.C. Sonic Attack

*Kopek~Love Is Dead

**The Midnight Ghost Train~BC Trucker

*Rychus Syn~Abomination Of Devastation

*Killswitch Engage~Rose Of Sharyn

*Mr Manly~Date w/Cheap Champagne

*Life Of Agony~Don’t You Forget About Me

*Sword~Sweet Dreams

*Blind Dog~There Must Be Better Ways Of Losing Your Mind

*Slayer~Skeletons Of Society


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

*BB King~All Over Again(Live)

**Fascination Alleyway~Listening To Ultra Pitched Frequency Vibrations p229

**Tau Cross~Lazarus

**White House Burning~Dead Mans Son

**Last Great Nation~Enemy Among Us


**Coal Chamber~Bad Blood between Us

**Addicted~I’m Done

**Orbynot~Train Wreck

**Valkyrie~Carry On

**While She Sleeps~We Are Alive At Night


**Unleashed~The Bolt Thrower


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

*BB King~Sweet Sixteen(Live)

*NIN~Eraser(Denial Realization Mix)

*ISIS~In Fiction

**Riverside~Left Out

**Kings Destroy~Mr O.

*Monster Magnet~Look To Your Orb For The Warning(Remix)

*Sugartooth~Cracks In The Pavement



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

*BB King~There Is Always One More Time

*Rammstein~Du Hast(Remix)


*BoyHitsCar~Rhythmical Gestures

*Marillion~Pseudo Silk Kimono



*Marillion~Bitter Suite

*Marillion~Heart Of Lothian

*Ray Charles~A Song For You