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 late Gwar frontman Oderus Urungus aka Dave Brockie, was a regular guest on The Governor's Ball. He was in fact the first ever guest on the program.

Please join us in fond remembrance of one of the greatest performers of all time, as we enjoy his best moments on the show.

Released April 7, 2020

2020 Zombitrol Productions

Photo by Rob Cranny

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