About the Governors Ball

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.

        

Journey to the fields of Northern Germany with The Governor for the world's largest metal gathering. Featuring interviews with Jim Breuer, Danko Jones, Chthonic, Red Fang, Hammercult, Dimmu Borgir, and Napalm Death.

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As The Governor journeys to the largest metal festival in the world, he brings to you mighty metal music from some this year's participants, plus interview clips of Wackens past from Napalm Death, Tyr, and Blind Guardian!

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The Governor brings you interviews with vocalist Cristina Scabbia of Italy’s Lacuna Coil, and guitarist Kaoru of Japan’s Dir En Grey. Plus a preview of this weekend’s Heavy T.O. festival at Downsview Park in Toronto!

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The Governor presents a tribute to his late friend, Northern Storm Records' Rob Cranny aka Rabaflab aka Balfabar Nosugref The Almighty of Detsorgsekalf, featuring an interview with Andrew W.K.

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