Throughout their career, Buffalo, New York’s Cannibal Corpse has faced various forms of censorship; in 2014 for example, it was reported that a Russian court announced a ban on the band’s artwork and music, condemning their potential to “damage the mental health of children.”
Now in 2023, Cannibal Corpse is facing another type of ban, but this time it involves a coloring book of theirs.
As reported by Metal Hammer, an upcoming Cannibal Corpse-branded coloring book has reportedly been banned in Germany; in the past, the sale of the band’s first three records was banned in the country until 2006.
This upcoming coloring book comes from Rock ‘N’ Roll Colouring, who has also put out other rock and metal-branded books.
The book features several pages featuring iconic Cannibal Corpse artwork from their albums, designed by artist Vincent Locke.
Speaking about this book and the artwork it contains, Locke shares:
“Going over art for the book, it was surprising to see just how much 30 years of collaboration yielded. It’s rare that I see it all compiled together. There are a few pieces that had to be included, some that were favourites of myself or the band, and some that just lent themselves well to colouring. I’m always playing, trying different materials and techniques. Hope you do the same with these colouring pages. Try watercolour markers, crayons, and coloured pencils, adding your own details. You’ll probably go through a lot of red, but be creative, have fun, make it your own!”
Coloring is supposed to be a healthy activity, and if the idea of coloring in monsters and ghouls sounds soothing to you, you can pre-order this upcoming Cannibal Corpse coloring book today. The book will be released on December 1st, 2023.
Speaking of graphic imagery, earlier this year, we published a feature highlighting the “10 Grossest Metal Album Covers of All Time,” as well as “The 10 Most Offensive Metal Album Covers of All Time.”