Cannibal Corpse faced religious and government opposition the last time they were in Russia. Now their lyrics could be banned in all of Russia, from a ruling by The Oktyabrsky District Court of Ufa.
From the Russian news service Rapsi:
“The Prosecutor’s Office of Bashkortostan filed a suit with the court following complaints from Ufa residents. A suit was filed to ban the translation of the lyrics and illustrations on the band’s albums from distribution in Russia. The claimant complained that lyrics by the band Cannibal Corpse could damage the mental health of children because they contain descriptions of violence, the physical and mental abuse of people and animals, murder and suicide – all accompanied by illustrations.
The Ufa court agreed with that the Prosecutor’s Office’s claim that the Cannibal Corpse lyrics available in the public domain could cause damage to minors and upheld the claim.”
Cannibal Corpse had shows cancelled in Russia on their last tour, in the cities of Ufa, Moscow, and St. Petersburg, stating, “we were present in these cities and ready to perform each of these shows but were not permitted to.”