The lyrics to heavy rockers Cannibal Corpse's music have been banned from translation and distribution in Russia.

On Friday (28Nov14), officials at the Oktyabrsky District Court of Ufa ruled the lyrics should be banned due to their "violent content", adding they "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."

The ban also extends to the group's illustrations and artwork.

In October (14), the rockers cancelled four of their eight shows in Russia amid complaints from Orthodox Church leaders, who accused them of promoting religious hatred by singing about rape and murder.