deadhorse (Or Dead Horse) Reuniting In October

UPDATE AGAIN (June 21, 12:55 p.m.): Indeed, Michael Haaga has nothing to do with this deadhorse reunion. The lineup that released 1996 EP Boil(ing) is the one performing.

UPDATE (June 21, 11:30 a.m.): There is some dispute as to which version of deadhorse, if any, is playing this show. Rocks Off will update with a new blog as soon as we have some definite information.

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This is was pretty exciting stuff. The original lineup of legendary Houston tongue-in-cheek thrash-metal band deadhorse has confirmed a reunion show at Warehouse Live on Saturday, October 22.

You may also refer to them as Dead Horse - Rocks Off found the band's name spelled both ways numerous times when we searched the Houston Press archives. Because it's cooler, we'll go with deadhorse for the rest of this blog.

Over their near decade-long lifespan, deadhorse improbably became one of the most popular bands in Houston and built a sizable underground national following. One of our predecessors, Hobart Rowland, discovered this when he wore a deadhorse T-shirt (which were themselves legendary, particularly the "Farm Road 666" model) to SXSW one year.

"All day long I was greeted by pro-dead horse chants and thumbs-up gestures and fielded inquiries about the band's condition," Rowland wrote in April 1997. "Those I met came from as far away as California and New Jersey."

He was describing the previous year's SXSW, which in turn was five years after deadhorse had released an album, 1991's Peaceful Death and Pretty Flowers. The band debuted in 1989 with Horsecore: An Unrelated Story That's Time-Consuming, and released the Boil(ing) EP after original front man Michael Haaga left the band in late 1994 and Scott Sevall took over. Relapse Records re-released Horsecore and Peaceful Death in September 1999, incorporating their self-released albums Death Rides a Dead Horse and Feed Me, respectively.

Personally, deadhorse has always been one of Rocks Off's bucket-list bands, especially local bucket-list bands. We were a bit young and innocent to see them during their Axiom heyday, but were intrigued by those Farm Road 666 shirts we saw people at our school wearing, and faithfully followed their exploits in every issue of Public News we could get our hands on. Then we moved to Austin, and they had long, long since split by the time we moved back.

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Reddead666
Reddead666

Actually, the "original deadhorse" didn't START with any Hagga. It started with Greg Martin and guitarist/singer Rob Moore who wrote Horsecore only to be claimed by M.Hagga. The "original" DH does not include Hagga as much as you mIght want it to.

horsecore666
horsecore666

Last week I exchanged some emails with Allen Price.  He has reissued two deadhorse shirts which you can find for sale on eBay.  I ordered both and they are great quality.  Allen confirmed that he will be part of the line-up for the reunion show and that the rest of the guys will be the line-up from Boil(ing).  Which means NO HAAGA.  I'm in California so sadly won't be able to attend the show.  But if I lived in the area I wouldn't miss it for the world.  Haaga or not, it is a rare chance to hear d.h. tunes live and Scott is no slouch. "LOOK MOM I'M ON TV!"

notsure
notsure

I'm sorry to have to do this:

This was an unrelated story that's time consuming

notsure
notsure

Sunday eveningreturning home from churchthe masses of peoplelives summarized in a paragraph not much different than mine

We're after the same thing:  peaceful death.

Lisasullharr
Lisasullharr

Nocturn is right. You all need to get your facts straight. You can check out the new Deadhorse Texas FB page Alpo set up last week. He confirmed it, "Boil(ing) lineup, we will be re-releaseing the Vinal of that EP." Never mind the fact that the original dead horse FB page has been in existence for years. This is a bad publicity stunt. Warehouse Live is milking it too and falsely posted that it's the original lineup. dead horse without Mike Haaga is like PBJ without the J. No disrespect to Scott Seaver but I'm just saying...

Nocturn
Nocturn

Mike Haaga, is not playing with Dead Horse.

Lisasullharr
Lisasullharr

Beautiful but not sure that any of that will be played...

Reddead666
Reddead666

Wierd "al" Haggavich was never Deadhorse. you must be some washed up loser fan of his like the old hag that used to run Rivithead. More like a toothache with out the "ache". I guess that's ur job, ache and bitch.

sumtyme
sumtyme

who needs PB&J when you've got a juicy steak with a loaded baked potato.  Dont knock it. its intense, raw & in your face. . and its not Scott Seaver....

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