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 4, 2014

Sunday, May 04, 2014 |




*Ministry~New World Order(Remix)

*November 17~A Different Kind Of War

*In Flames~The Jesters Race

*Godbelow~Rehearsal For Tragedy

*Becoming The Archetype~End Of The Age

*Mastodon~Crack The Sky

*Darkane~Layers Of Lies

*A Pale Horse Named Death~As Black As My Heart

**Primal Fear~When Death Comes Knocking


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

*Six Feet Under~Shot In The Head

**Triptykon~Tree Of Suffocating Souls

*Primordial~Children Of The Harvest

*Otep~Rise Rebel Resist

*Prong~Whose Fist Is This Anyway?

*White Zombie~Blur The Technicolor

*Fear Factory~Zero Signal

**Alice In Chains~Phantom Limb

**Motorhead~Crying Shame

**Comeback Kid~Sink In


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

**Dagoba~The Realm Black

**Tenacious D~Holy Diver

**KXM~Rescue Me

*Arch Enemy~We Will Rise

*Mr Manly~Condom Nicknames

*Excel~Tapping Into The Emotional Void

*Metallica~Suicide & Redemption


*Fred Coury~Enter Sandman


*Judgement Day~Ghost Hunt


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

**From Hell~Soul Crusher

**Fascination Alleyway~Smack Dab On The Outside p287


**Pet The Preacher~Let Your Dragon Fly

**Rubicon Cross~Locked & Loaded


**Prong~Absence Of Light

**Sworn Enemy~Do Or Die

**Stork~Pillow Person

**The Unguided~When All The Seraphim Cry



**Mammoth Mammoth~(Up All Night) Demons To Fight


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

*Rammstein~Wollt Ihr Das Bett In Flammen Sehen

**Assassins~New Reality

**Temperance~Heavens Above

**The Graviators~Corpauthority

**Monster Magnet~Last Patrol


*As I Lay Dying~The Truth Of My Perception

**Freya~Under Endless Ice

*DevilDriver~I Could Care Less

**Carnifex~Die Without Hope


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


**Black Label Society~Empty Promises

*Type O Negative~Anesthesia

*BoyHitsCar~Rhythmical Gestures

*Riverside~Volte Face

*Porcupine Tree~Even Less(Live)

*Marillion~Sugar Mice

*Ray Charles~A Song For You