Metal Blade Records have just announced the upcoming release of the official Cannibal Corpse Evisceration Plague graphic novel, based on the band’s chart-topping album of the same name. Drawn by celebrated artist Vince Locke – who also created the band’s album covers, and illustrated A History of Violence, the basis for the David Cronenberg film – the book will be available only at the Rockstar Mayhem Festival this summer. Find out more below the fold!
The Evisceration Plague comic is divided into individual stories, each based on songs from the gore-metal legends’ new album – a copy of which, by the way, is included with the comic. Bassist Alex Webster is psyched about the book, which promises to put the “graphic” in graphic novel.
"Vince Locke has done an incredible job turning our lyrics into blood-soaked and vicious illustrations," Webster states in the press release. "He really has captured visually what we were trying convey lyrically. His artwork has brought our macabre songs to life in truly explicit fashion... Fans of graphic horror will not be disappointed."
You can find Evisceration Plague only at the Hot Topic booth of the Rockstar Mayhem Festival, which begins this Friday and continues through mid-August. Visit the band’s official site for the complete fest schedule.