Cannibal Corpse says it is the “first colouring book in history to come with a ‘Parental Advisory’ warning.”
Cannibal Corpse are set to release their first-ever official colouring book next month, and it seems it’s already been banned in Germany thanks to its graphic imagery.
An official comment on the Eyesore Merch site, which will be stocking the wild colouring book when it drops on December 1, reads: “This product is not available for sale in Germany. Any orders to German addresses will be refunded. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, but this release is subject to German law and regulations.”
This isn't the first rodeo for Cannibal Corpse with German bans; their initial trio of albums — Eaten Back to Life, Butchered at Birth, and Tomb of the Mutilated were previously banned due to the graphic nature of their content until the restriction was finally lifted in 2006.
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Titled The Official Cannibal Corpse Colouring Book, this isn't your average colouring book.
With a Parental Advisory warning, the book is brimming with the band's signature macabre and gore-infused artwork, all thanks to the deft hand of artist Vincent Locke, who is responsible for several Cannibal Corpse album cover artworks.
It includes artwork from albums such as Tomb Of The Mutilated, Butchered At Birth, and Eaten Back To Life, as well as imagery from their latest album, Chaos Horrific, which dropped in September.
“The book contains some of the nastiest, sickest, gore-filled and blood-drenched designs ever!” the band said of their latest project. “Working closely with artist Vince Locke, who personally curated the book, these images are not for the faint-hearted.”
Locke said in a statement: “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.”
He added, “You’ll probably go through a lot of red, but be creative, have fun, make it your own!”
Cannibal Corpse bassist, Alex Webster, also added: “This book is a great new way for Cannibal Corpse fans to enjoy the incredible artwork of Vincent Locke.”
The Official Cannibal Corpse Colouring Book will be available on December 1 and is available for preorder via Eyesore Merch.