The Dutch thrash loyalists were formed in 1989. Following a demo called The Festering, Deadhead obtained a contract with German label Rising Sun. The band played with Gorefest, Candlemass and others and recruited a new drummer. After album number two a European tour with Sinister and Incantation ensued.
Spijker rejoined his former band-mates in 1995. A sampler called Come To Salem was unleashed in 2000 by Hammerheart/Unveiling The Wicked and featured some unreleased material. A new studio session, towards the completion of a new full-length, was convened in early 2003 with the line-up now featuring Johan Wesdijk on vocals (formerly of Pleurisy and Inquisitor) and Alex Geerts (formerly of Brain Implosion) on bass. The band also performed live with Sadus and Exodus in late 2002.
Singer/bass player Tom van Dijk rejoined the band in 2003 and the band headed into studio in October to record a new album again. The group issued its fourth album, Haatland, through Extremity Records/GMR Music Group in late 2005. The vintage thrashers signed with Displeased Records in late 2007. The band's full-length CD, Depression Tank, was due in the summer. The band was back with an album called Depression Tank in February, 2009 courtesy of Displeased Records. The CD was recorded at Hooiland Studio.