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.


Our preview of the 2013 edition of Germany’s Wacken Open Air! Featuring The Governor’s brand new interview with frontman Lips from Anvil, who will be performing this year. Plus more music from the WOA 2013 lineup!

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The Governor’s Ball presents a special stand-alone interview with father and son metallers Max Cavalera of Soulfly and Richie Cavalera of Incite.

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The Governor interviews Keith Nelson of Buckcherry, plus appearances from Corey Glover of Living Colour and Cristina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil. Co-hosted by adult film star Amy Anderssen.

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Featuring interviews with frontman Heri Joensen of Týr, and bassist Pär Sundström and guitarist Chris Rörland of Sabaton, plus he's joined for the program by members of Crimson Shadows.

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