King Fowley ran the now defunct With Your Teeth Records which released only several albums by the bands Corpus Rottus and Blacklord.
Rob Sterzel died in a hit and run accident on March 3, 1988. Doug Souther's brother Steve also died in the accident, along with a friend of the band, Larry Ruscio. Another friend, Sean Lawrence, was injured.
The band went through a jumble of names, including Mad Butcher and Evil Axe, before settling on the name Deceased
The first band to sign onto Relapse Records, they left the label in 2003.