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Since 2005, The Governor's Ball: The "Mighty" Metal and Comedy Show, has brought laughter and headbanging fury to the metal community. Beginning in the bowels of the Toronto community radio and led by the enigmatic character simply known as The Governor, this hilariously violent program has attracted a dedicated and somewhat homicidal fanbase who revelled 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. The Governor's Ball now the mighty podcast it is today, attracts thousands of listeners with each episode. Each show is 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.

The Governor’s Ball – Your choice for Arnold Schwarzenegger-themed heavy metal comedy programming since 2005.


ALL The Governor's Ball

The Governor's Ball Annual Double-Episode featuring Raven and Immolation
Comments » by: The Governor on May 19, 2014
We present our ridiculously long-overdue double-episode featuring Raven, Immolation, and The Governor's Top 30.
The Governor's Ball presents an interview with Damian Abraham of Fucked Up
Comments » by: The Governor on Dec 22, 2013
The Governor’s Ball presents to you The Governor’s unedited interview with Damian Abraham, frontman for Fucked Up and host of MuchMusic’s The Wedge.
The Governor's Ball does Wacken 2013 with Alestorm and Ophidian I
Comments » by: The Governor on Nov 28, 2013
The Governor brings you his annual episode from Germany’s Wacken Open Air featuring Gareth and Elliot of the Scottish pirates Alestorm and the Iceland Metal Battle winners Ophidian I.
The Governor's Ball Spread The Metal Edition featuring Skull Fist
Comments » by: The Governor on Aug 31, 2013
A special episode dedicated to the Toronto edition of the Spread The Metal Festival featuring Jackie Slaughter from Skull Fist and music from the festival line-up.
Moonspell and Vintersorg interviewed, Panzerfaust co-host on The Governor's Ball
Comments » by: The Governor on Aug 25, 2013
Featuring interviews with Portugal’s Moonspell, and Swedish folk-metal legend Vintersorg. Plus we are joined for the program by guitarist Kaizer of Toronto black metallers Panzerfaust.
The Governor's Ball Wacken Preview 2013 featuring Anvil
Comments » by: The Governor on Jul 14, 2013
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!
PrankDial.com attempts to prank The Governor
Comments » by: The Governor on Jul 11, 2013
On July 2nd, 2013 someone used a pre-recorded Arnold Schwarzenegger-like prank entitled "Do You Even Lift?" on a random number. Little did they know that The Governor himself was waiting on the other line.
The Governor's Ball presents an interview with Max and Richie Cavalera
Comments » by: The Governor on Apr 24, 2013
The Governor’s Ball presents a special stand-alone interview with father and son metallers Max Cavalera of Soulfly and Richie Cavalera of Incite.
The Governor's Ball Best of 2012 featuring Andrew W.K. and Devin Townsend
Comments » by: The Governor on Mar 14, 2013
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!
The Governor's Ball goes back to Heavy T.O.
Comments » by: The Governor on Dec 31, 2012
Featuring ridiculous interviews with Protest The Hero, In Flames, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and Goatwhore.
Deicide, Lock Up, and Dying Fetus interviewed on The Governor's Ball
Comments » by: The Governor on Nov 24, 2012
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.
The Governor's Ball Wacken Open Air Special 2012
Comments » by: The Governor on Oct 07, 2012
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.
Lacuna Coil and Dir En Grey interviewed, Plus a Heavy T.O. Preview on The Governor's Ball
Comments » by: The Governor on Aug 10, 2012
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!
The Governor's Ball Wacken Open Air Preview Special 2012
Comments » by: The Governor on Jul 24, 2012
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!
The Governor's Ball Tribute to Rob Cranny featuring Andrew W.K.
Comments » by: The Governor on Jun 24, 2012
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.
Korpiklaani and Unexpect interviewed on The Governor's Ball
Comments » by: The Governor on May 07, 2012
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.
Arch Enemy and Talamyus interviewed, Jason Rouse co-hosts on The Governor's Ball
Comments » by: The Governor on Mar 05, 2012
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.
Goatwhore and Untimely Demise interviewed on The Governor's Ball
Comments » by: The Governor on Feb 10, 2012
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!
The Governor's Ball Year-End Special 2011
Comments » by: The Governor on Feb 02, 2012
Over 4 hours of metal with The Governor’s Top 30 Metal Tracks of the year, and new interviews with Gwar and The Dillinger Escape Plan.
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Napalm Death interviewed, David Gold of Woods of Ypres remembered on The Governor's Ball
Comments » by: The Governor on Jan 03, 2012
The Governor brings you a brand new interview with his friend Barney Greenway of Napalm Death and pays tribute to David Gold of the Ontario metal sensation Woods of Ypres.

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The Governor's Ball Goes Progressive with Cynic, 3, and Between The Buried and Me
Comments » by: The Governor on Dec 16, 2011
The Governor gets progressive by bringing you interviews with frontman Paul Masvidal of Cynic, frontman Joey Eppard of 3, and guitarist Dustie Waring of Between The Buried and Me.

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Enslaved co-hosts, Chthonic interviewed on The Governor's Ball
Comments » by: The Governor on Nov 10, 2011
The Governor is joined for the program by guitarist Ivar Bjørnson of the Norway's Enslaved! As well we feature an interview with vocalist Freddy Lim of Taiwan's Chthonic!

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Sabaton and Cauldron interviewed on The Governor's Ball
Comments » by: The Governor on Oct 23, 2011
The Governor brings you two mighty interviews with bassist Pär Sundström of Sabaton, and frontman Jason Decay of Toronto’s Cauldron! Plus a small spotlight on Icelandic metal.

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The Governor's Ball Wacken Open Air Special 2011
Comments » by: The Governor on Sep 19, 2011
Featuring Blind Guardian, As I Lay Dying, Dir En Grey, Danko Jones, Edguy, Skeletonwitch, Sirena, Jim Breuer, Atrum, and Hammercult!

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Download a free digital EP from The Governor's Ball
Comments » by: The Governor on Aug 24, 2011
The Governor's Ball brings you a free 5-song digital EP featuring artists appearing at The Governor's Bash 6: A Metal/Comedy Showcase - Friday August 26 at the Hard Luck Bar in Toronto!
Deicide and Abysmal Dawn interviewed, Keith Kahn-Harris co-hosts on The Governor's Ball
Comments » by: The Governor on Aug 16, 2011
Featuring interviews with Glen Benton of Deicide, and Charles Elliot of Abysmal Dawn. Plus The Governor is joined for the program by UK metal scholar Keith Kahn-Harris.

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The Governor's Ball Wacken Preview featuring Cradle of Filth and Morbid Angel
Comments » by: The Governor on Jul 20, 2011
Featuring interviews with metal frontmen Dani Filth of the UK black metal legends Cradle of Filth, and David Vincent from the Florida death metal legends Morbid Angel.

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Battlelore interviewed on The Governor's Ball
Comments » by: The Governor on Jul 16, 2011
The Governor brings you his first ever interview with guitarist Jussi of the Finnish fantasy metallers Battlelore!

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Protest The Hero co-hosts, Fuck The Facts interviewed on The Governor's Ball
Comments » by: The Governor on Jun 22, 2011
The Governor is joined for the program by vocalist Rody Walker of Whitby's Protest The Hero and presents a new interview with Topon and Melanie from Ottawa’s Fuck The Facts.

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Sodom interviewed, Holy Grail co-hosts on The Governor's Ball
Comments » by: The Governor on May 30, 2011
The Governor brings you an interview with Sodom frontman Tom Angelripper, plus he's joined by vocalist James Paul Luna, and guitarist Eli Santana of California's Holy Grail!

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