Cannibal Corpse

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Artist: Cannibal Corpse

Year: 2014

Date of Action: November-December 2014

Region: Asia, Europe

Location: Russia

Subject: Violence, Youth

Medium: Music

Confronting Bodies: Oktyabrsky district court

Description of Artwork: Cannibal Corpse is a death metal band who make their own music with song titles such as Stripped, Raped, and Strangled.

The Incident: A Russian court banned the music and artwork of Cannibal Corpse, a death metal band, due to potential to the "damage the mental health of children." The court cited that the songs have "descriptions of violence, the physical and mental abuse of people and animals, murder and suicide."

Results of Incident: Their music has been banned from distribution across the entire country. They were previously banned from Germany and Australia until 2006.