Artwork by Alexx Swanson
From 2005 - 2014, The Governor's Ball: The "Mighty" Metal and Comedy Show, brought laughter and headbanging fury to the metal community. Beginning in the bowels of Toronto community radio and led by the enigmatic character simply known as "The Governor," this hilariously violent program attracted a dedicated and somewhat homicidal fanbase who reveled in The Governor's words and the powerful metal he would spin in every episode.
In early 2008 The Governor escaped the oppressive clutches of futuristic game show hosts and even his own clone, and headed to cyberspace. Each show became a mighty adventure, featuring headbanging metal tracks, words of wisdom from The Governor and his good friend Sly, along with interviews from the biggest metal stars in the world to local acts bursting on to the Canadian scene.
Enjoy The Governor’s Ball Archives – Your choice for Arnold Schwarzenegger-themed heavy metal comedy programming since 2005.
Our Best of 2012 episode featuring interviews with Andrew W.K. and Devin Townsend, plus The Governor's Top 30 tracks of 2012. Almost four hours of metal mightiness!
Featuring ridiculous interviews with Protest The Hero, In Flames, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and Goatwhore.
The Governor is joined for the program by vocalists Tony Foresta of Municipal Waste and Barney Greenway of Napalm Death. Plus a psychedelic interview with Atlanta doom rockers Royal Thunder!
The Governor goes one-on-one with infamous frontman Glen Benton of Deicide, legendary drummer Nicholas Barker of Lock Up, and drummer Trey Williams of death masters Dying Fetus.