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Cattle Decapitation's "Humanure" Cover Gets Banned

Cattle Decapitation have posted this message on their official website:

We've been given the option to change the album cover and we're doing it. We’ve received too many complaints that people are unable to find the album and that is something we wanted to defeat by signing with Metal Blade. We knew it had to incorporate the current original artwork somehow as well as to put across a message. We're going to go with the image that's on the back of the current layout. Its just a barren wasteland that (now in hindsight, cryptically) symbolizes the ill effect of censorship as well as the fallout left by the apocalypse known as humanity. Void of flavor and life. Exactly the way this world will be when it cures itself of this disease. The positive things to come out of this? Now nobody will be able to complain that they can't find what we think is our best record to date as well as more focus on the music and the lyrics. The original cover has been released(though it will now be limited edition) so at least it exists somewhere and the vinyl version on Deep Six Records will still have the original cover. We're really not concerned with "grossing people out," our music deserves more than that and the lyrics do a fine job of that already.

We suggest that if you don't have "Humanure" already, get it. This change will take place as soon as the printers can belt out the new copies. After that the original version will be deleted. And it's by far our best release yet.

To any possible sceptics: It's death metal. If we were all about money and album sales we wouldn't have given our lives to this kind of music. Don't try. We’re on tour constantly busting our asses so the record needs to be in stores.

Who to blame? I wish it was as simple as "The PMRC." After Janet Jackson revealed her mammary glands (complete with surrounding tissue and piercing) on national TV, the FCC has tightened the noose on the entertainment industry, forcing chain stores and countless others to pay more attention to this kind of thing. Fear. Having ultra Christian/right-wing conservatives running our country doesn't help much either. Get out there and vote, people.

The double LP vinyl version of "Humanure" is now available on Deep Six Records with gatefold cover on "Pepto-Bismol Puke" colored vinyl. There was a defect in which the copies came with the first record in root beer color. There are 182 of these defects."

Source: Metal Eater

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1. Baron Von BLaster writes:

Yea in a world of corrupt Government's officials & Corporations killing people daily, Art that exploits Their sh** still gets banned.Lets not let janet jackson be focused on the real problem here is b4 our eyes everday in the newspapers(N.Y. Times,Internet,Independant Books,etc) ,& on tv too but definately Hollywood's version of the true stories in alot of cases.really movies like Apocalypse Now,Soylent Green,Jacob's Ladder,They Live,Taxi Driver as well are closer to fact than fiction metaphorically if not anything else.Anyways thank god i got a copy of this killer vegan Grindgore METAL cd b4 the original artwork is banned by Hypocrites.Voting is are best alternaive ndeed @ the moment ,even though i dont trust any politician.Id rather choose a lesser Evil i guess.Free the Weed!METAL TIL DEATH!

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