Jason Gobel

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Jason Gobel
BornSeptember 30, 1970
Cedar, Michigan
GenresProgressive metal
Technical metal
Associated actsCynic
Gordian Knot

Jason Göbel is an American musician, engineer, and university lecturer.

He is best known for being a member of the technical metal band Cynic and playing guitar on their album Focus.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Gobel joined Cynic in 1988, playing guitar on their album Focus and despite receiving a B.Sc. in control system engineering, he planned to pursue a music career.

He has also played with Gordian Knot, a band formed by Sean Malone, also a former Cynic member. Prior to this he played on Monstrosity's album Imperial Doom alongside future Cannibal Corpse vocalist George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher and future Malevolent Creation guitarist and bassist Jon Rubin and Mark Van Erp. He retired from the music industry in 2004 after deciding he wanted to go into engineering.

He works with Bechtel Corporation and resides in Portland, Oregon with his wife and two children.


  1. ^ "Musicians". cynicalsphere.com. 2014-04-09. Archived from the original on 2012-03-08. Retrieved 2014-05-05.