Jack Owen

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Jack Owen
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Jack Owen, 2009
Background information
Birth nameJack Owen
Also known asOystercatchers , Jacko
Born (1967-12-06) December 6, 1967 (age 51)
Akron, New York
GenresHeavy metal, death metal, hard rock, Symphonic black metal
InstrumentsGuitar, bass guitar, drums, vocals
Years active1987–present
LabelsCentury Media
Associated actsCannibal Corpse, Six Feet Under, Deicide, Adrift, Order of Ennead, Carach Angren, Gangs of old Ladies

Jack Owen (born December 6, 1967) is an American musician, best known as a renowned guitarist in the death metal genre. He is currently the guitarist for death metal band Six Feet Under.[1][2] He was one of the founding members of Cannibal Corpse. He stayed with the band from their formation in 1988 until 2004 when he left because he wanted to move on, as stated in the Centuries of Torment DVD. Later that year though, he was hired by Deicide—another influential and long-running Florida death metal band—with whom he recorded four albums. He left the band in 2016.[3][4]

In 2007, Owen played shows with Adrift before joining Order of Ennead at times when their guitarist, John Li, was unavailable.[5] In 2009 Owen played guitar for a white power band Attack on their album Fade Away,[6] though at the time he was unaware of their racist beliefs.[7]


Jack Owen was born in Akron, New York,[8] to Norma and Glenn Owen. He said in an interview that his dad would occasionally bring out his acoustic guitar and play classic country songs by Hank Williams Sr. and other artists. "That's where most of my inspiration comes from" says Owen.[citation needed]


Cannibal Corpse[edit]



  • Absolution (2007)


  • Played bass live in 2007 on European tour.


  • Fade Away 2009

Grave Descent[edit]

  • Grave Descent MCD 2011

Tennessee Murder Club[edit]

  • Sessions, "The Pact" 2013 Full Length Release


  1. ^ "Guitarist Jack Owen Joins Former Cannibal Corpse Bandmate in Six Feet Under". Loudwire. Retrieved February 28, 2017.
  2. ^ "Chris Barnes: How Jack Owen Came To Join Six Feet Under". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved March 20, 2017.
  3. ^ "Deicide Quietly Replaces Guitarist Jack Owen With Monstrosity's Guitarist". Metal Injection. Retrieved November 21, 2016.
  4. ^ "Deicide Drummer On Jack Owen's Departure: 'He Kind Of Left One Day And Just Never Came Back'". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  5. ^ "Interview with Order of Ennead".
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 2, 2013. Retrieved November 11, 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ http://static.metal-archives.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=100602&start=200
  8. ^ Jack Owen at MyLife.com