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]

Jack Owen
Jack Owen, 2009
Jack Owen, 2009
Background information
Birth nameJack Owen
Also known as
  • Oystercatchers
  • Jacko
Born (1967-12-06) December 6, 1967 (age 54)
Akron, New York
  • Guitar
  • bass guitar
  • drums
  • vocals
Years active1987–present
LabelsCentury Media

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 he claimed it was merely session work and he was not informed of their racist beliefs beforehand.[7]


Cannibal CorpseEdit


Six Feet UnderEdit


  • Absolution (2007)


  • Played bass live in 2007 on European tour.


  • Fade Away 2009

Grave DescentEdit

  • Grave Descent MCD 2011

Tennessee Murder ClubEdit

  • 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. March 20, 2017. Retrieved March 20, 2017.
  3. ^ "Deicide Quietly Replaces Guitarist Jack Owen With Monstrosity's Guitarist". Metal Injection. November 21, 2016. 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. May 27, 2017. 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.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives • View topic - New Deicide".