| David Calabrese|
Drummer · drchud.com
Lodi High School
| April 4, 1964 (age 51) (1964-04-04) |
Lodi, New Jersey, United States
Horror punk, heavy metal
Drums, vocals, guitar, keyboards
Misfits (1995 – 2000), Dr. Chud's X-Ward, Graves, Kryst the Conqueror (1992 – 1994)
American Psycho, Famous Monsters, Static Age, Collection II, The Misfits
Dr. Chud Wikipedia
Dr. Chud (a.k.a. The Abominable Dr. Chud: C.H.U.D. stands for "Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Drummer"), born David Calabrese on April 4, 1964 in Lodi, New Jersey) is an American horror punk drummer singer and producer.
He attended Lodi High School. His career began playing with Dan Kidney and the Pulsations for eight years before joining Sardonica. During his time in Sardonica, he also played drums with Jerry Only and Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein in Kryst The Conqueror. He also recorded an album with Sacred Trash before joining The Misfits.
In addition to his work with The Misfits, Dr. Chud also played drums for Joey Ramone on the We Will Fall: A Tribute to Iggy Pop album, and Joey Ramone's only solo record Don't Worry About Me and also produced a recent Sardonica release Flip the Grill. After leaving the Misfits in 2000, Dr. Chud formed Graves with his band mate Michale Graves.
Dr. Chud formed a new band named Dr. Chud's X-Ward which released their debut multimedia album Diagnosis for Death in 2004 on the drummer's own record label Bloodwork Records.
In 2013, Dr. Chud joined up with Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein once again with his band Gorgeous Frankenstein on their second tour in 2008. The band was signed to Glenn Danzig's record label Evilive. Dr. Chud along with Argyle Goolsby, the bassist, and singer Landon Blood had all left the band by 2014. At that time the group officially became a solo project for Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein under the name of Doyle with Alex Story (from Cancerslug) as the new lead singer. Though Dr. Chud appears on Doyle's first album Abominator released in 2013, he left the band in 2014 due to conflict with management.
Dr. Chud is known for making his own drumsticks and his signature drum set which is covered with huge studded spikes.
In 2010, he appeared briefly on the television series LA Ink, starring Kat Von D. He received a tattoo of his famous stitches that he usually draws on his chest and back, circling his neck, by tattoo artist Amy Nicoletto. The tattoo was colored with black and gray ink.
In 2013, he recorded all the drum tracks for The Sonic Creeps album A Future Dead. Dr. Chud is currently recording a new solo album due out in 2016.With Dan Kidney and the Pulsations
Never Let Up
Slice of Live
With Specific Ocean
Vinyl & Styrofoam
In Your Own Backyard
With Sacred Trash
American Psycho (1997) - LP
"Dig Up Her Bones" (1997) - Single
Evillive II (1998) - Fan Club LP
Scream! (1999) - Single
Famous Monsters (1999) - LP
"Monster Mash" (1999) - Single
Cuts From The Crypt (2001) - LP
Web Of Dharma (2001) - LP
With Joey Ramone
Don't Worry About Me (2002) - LP
With Dr. Chud's X-Ward
Diagnosis for Death (2004) - LP
With Sonic Creeps
A Future Dead (2013) - LP