History & BiographyDubbing 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 as the follow-up to Braindead in 1988. Early shows were with Devastation and Deceased. 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. Ironically, the band has earlier refused a Metal Blade offer. 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.1997 was the end of the beast of burden.
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 1996 Boil(ing) demo from the band on LP. It was limited to 1,000 copies. The band issued a DVD called Making A Dead Horse Live! in 2012. It was recorded at the 2011 reunion show in Houston. Loaded gun was a 2013 demo. The band headlined a concert over Wizards Of Gore , the monicker for a reconstituted Rigor Mortis celebrating its completed final album, in 2014. A full-length demo, called The Beast That Comes, came in 2017. The band was singer and guitarist Greg Martin, singer and bassist Allen Price, singer Michael Argo, guitarist Scott Sevall (Crud, Gun Totin’ Meateaters, ex-Force Fed) and drummer Ronnie Guyote. The studs headed for the salami factory in 2019.