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JJ Polachek

Birth name  JJ Polachek IV
Name  JJ Polachek
Years active  2008–present

Also known as  Shiv the Impaler
Role  Musician
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Associated acts  7 Horns 7 Eyes, Monotheist, Ovid's Withering, Machine God, Nekroi Theoi
Albums  Throes of Absolution, Genesis of Perdition
Music groups  7 Horns 7 Eyes, Monotheist
Genres  Christian metal, Deathcore, Doom metal, Melodic death metal

Occupation(s)  Vocalist, songwriter

JJ "Shiv" Polachek is an American musician known primarily as the lead vocalist for the band Ovid's Withering, and also does vocals in 7 Horns 7 Eyes and Monotheist.


JJ "Shiv" Polachek started his musical career in 2008, when Vocalist Jake Rice of Monotheist quit. The band went on hiatus in 2009. At this time Ovid's Withering formed and released their debut Demo.

In 2010, Shiv replaced Kyle Wood of 7 Horns 7 Eyes, when he left to get married. The band recorded his debut album, Throes of Absolution in 2012. He also released Ovid's Withering's debut EP, The Cloud Gatherer. The band stayed quiet for the remainder of 2012, and all 2013.

During this time, Shiv was recording a new EP with Monotheist and a new album for Ovid's Withering titled, Scryers of Ibis. In 2014, Shiv gave info about recording and releasing three new releases, an album and two EPs. Ovid's Withering was due to release a new album in 2015, but the band disbanded.

The members of the band, minus guitarist Aaron Rodiguez, are forming a new project together.


  • 7 Horns 7 Eyes - vocals (2010–present)
  • Monotheist - vocals (2008–present)
  • Machine God - vocals
  • Nekroi Theoi - vocals
  • Former
  • Ovid's Withering - vocals (2012-2015)
  • Discography

    Ovid's Withering
  • Demo (2009)
  • The Cloud Gatherer (2012)
  • Scryers of Ibis (2013)
  • 7 Horns 7 Eyes
  • Convalescence EP (2011)
  • Throes of Absolution (2012)
  • Monotheist
  • Genesis of Perdition (2013)
  • References

    JJ Polachek Wikipedia

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