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.


The Governor takes on bassist Jarkko of the Finnish folk-metal masters Korpiklaani, plus guitarist Syriak and bassist ChaotH of Montreal’s avant-garde metallers Unexpect.

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The Governor brings you interviews with his friends vocalist Ben Falgoust and guitarist Sammy Duet from New Orleans’ Goatwhore, and metal brothers Matt and Murray Cuthbertson of the Saskatoon thrashers Untimely Demise!

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The Governor brings you interviews with Michael Amott of Arch Enemy, and Benoit St. Jean of Montreal's Talamyus. Also he is joined for the program by extreme comedian Jason Rouse.

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