Dubbing their style 'Horsecore', it was evident early on that the band is about mixing metal, hardcore and comedy. The humour was something that was evident in its titles, lyrics and live shows. The band was formed in 1988. Things were going well until Big Chief closed its doors (waving an accusing finger at Metal Blade with whom it had a distribution deal) shortly after it released the band's second album. The band managed to tour Canada and the USA with Entombed - who later recorded a Dead horse cover for the Uprising CD. A demo called Feed Me appeared in 1994 which showed some country music influence. Haaga was spotted in 2001 guesting on an album by Canada's Ghoulunatics. Kurt Brecht of DRI and one-time Deadhorse members Greg Martin and Ronny Guyote had a new band in Texas called Pasadena Napalm Division in late 2008. In 2011, Abyss Records was reissuing the 2006 Boil(ing) demo from the band on LP. It was limited to 1,000 copies.