Jeffrey Vincent Wagner (born June 25, 1965), also known as Jeff Wagner or The Lord of Shred, is an American musician who is best known as the lead guitarist for Florida-based death metal band Encephalitic Punishment as well as occasional backing vocalist for the band when they perform live.

He has appeared on every Encephalitic Punishment release since 1989, the only other member to do so being drummer Jayson Nielmar. He is also responsible for writing some of the band's most popular songs, including "Pegasus Blood" and "The Rise of Decay".

Personal life

Jeff was born in Rhode Island but moved to Tampa when he was twelve, where here met future Encephalitic Punishment members Robert "Ravager" Roener and Jayson Nielmar at school. After graduating high school in 1983 he and his friends began performing at local venues, garnering a reputation. They played mostly Slayer and Exodus covers, though Jeff claims that the beginnings of "Pegaus Blood" were around 1984, five years before the song was recorded or referred to as such.

He was married in 1995 to Juliette Carver, and they have two children, Pete (born 1994) and Estelle (born 1997). In his spare time he enjoys playing basketball and teaching guitar to his various students. He and his family currently live in Tampa.

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