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 Play List for May 19, 2019

Sunday, May 19, 2019 |




*Temple Of Thieves~In The Garden

*Unleash The Archers~Apex

*Life Of Agony~Right This Wrong

*Manowar~Metal Daze

*Manowar~Metal Warriors

*Manowar~All Men Play On Ten

*The Bronx~Past Away

   *****1 AM*****

*Dream Evil~The Book Of Heavy Metal

*Judas Priest~Out In The Cold

*Psychotica~What Is God


*Uriah Heep~The Wizard

*Demons & Wizards~Fiddler On The Green

*Bolt Thrower~The Killchain

*Living Sacrifice~Altered Life

*Living Sacrifice~Symbiotic

*GodBelow~Rehearsal For Tragedy

*Black Sabbath~Back Street Kids

*Micheal Schenker Group~Broken Promises

   *****2 AM*****

*Buckethead Pike #23~Pyramids Rising

*Buckethead~Between Sea & Sky

*Buckethead~Land Drawings

*Buckethead~Launch Pad

**Iron Maiden~The Evil That Men Do

**Iron Maiden~Rime Of The Ancient Mariner

**Green Leaf~The Rumble & The Weight

*Echoes Of Eternity~Lost Beneath A Silent Sky

*DC4~Queen Of Angels

*Jungle Rot~Burning Cinder

   *****3 AM*****


*Mr Manly~The Toaster

**Fascination Alleyway~Chittenango Solitaire + 1 p14

**Periphery~Blood Eagle

**Dub Trio~World Of Inconvenience

**Astral Doors~Night Of The Hunter


**1914~C’est Mon Dernier Pigeon

**Dub Trio~Bad Comrade

*Black Mirrors~Burning Warriors

   *****4 AM*****

*Elder~The Falling Veil

*Wishbone Ash~Time Was

*Queen~Keep Yourself Alive

*Queen~Father To Son

*Theater Of Tragedy~Poppea


*Steve Hackett~Cell 151

*Queensryche~Blood Of The Levant

   *****5 AM*****

*Porcupine Tree~Anesthetize

*Type O Negative~Anesthesia


*Tori Amos~Pretty Good Year(Live)

*A Perfect Circle~By & Down The River

*Modus~In The Grey Matter

*Marillion~Sugar Mice

*Ray Charles~A Song For You