May 03, 2004
According to the official CANNIBAL CORPSE website (www.cannibalcorpse.net) longtime guitarist Jack Owen decided to leave the band. Here’s his official statement: "After 15 years with Cannibal Corpse, I’ve decided to leave the group. My heart just wasn’t in it anymore, and it was reflected in my appearance on stage. Times change, and I just don’t enjoy the music as much as I used to, and the only thing keeping me in the band was steady work, and the pay. These things makes it unfair to myself, my band members, and especially the fans. I’d like to thank all the members of Cannibal Corpse, past and present, for sharing in the conquest of an entire genre of music. I wish the band continued success… I would especially like to thank the fans for being there for 15 years. Without you, I wouldn’t have made it this far. Your dedication to Death Metal is unbelievable. I am going to continue in music, of course, with Adrift. I’d like to thank them for their patience and understanding, and support of my decision. We will meet again, I’m sure… Cheers, Jack Owen." CANNIBAL CORPSE are currently working with a replacement. All scheduled concerts will still take place.