Jack Owen

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Jack Owen
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Jack Owen, 2009
Background information
Birth name Jack Owen
Also known as Oyster, Jacko
Born (1967-12-06) December 6, 1967 (age 50)
Akron, New York
Genres Heavy metal, death metal, hard rock, Symphonic black metal
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar, bass guitar, drums, vocals
Years active 1987–present
Labels Century Media
Associated acts Cannibal Corpse, Six Feet Under, Deicide, Adrift, Order of Ennead, Carach Angren

Jack Owen 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 has recorded four albums. He left the band in 2016.[3][4]

As of November 2007, Owen has been playing shows in support of Adrift's full-length album, Absolution, which Adrift is done shopping to record labels, and which Owen has said "is a record I am proud of." Adrift has since broken up due to personal differences. Owen has taken duty as the lead guitarist for Order of Ennead when their guitarist, John Li, is unavailable.[5]

In 2009 Owen played guitar for the 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.


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