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|Birth name||David Calabrese|
|Born||April 4, 1964|
|Origin||Lodi, New Jersey, United States|
|Genres||Horror punk, heavy metal|
|Instruments||Drums, vocals, guitar, keyboards|
|Associated acts||The Misfits, Graves, Kryst the Conqueror, Dr. Chud's X-Ward, Gorgeous Frankenstein, Blitzkid, Sonic Creeps, Doyle|
Life and career
He attended Lodi High School. His career began playing with Dan Kidney and the Pulsations for 8 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, Dr. CHUD formed Graves.
CHUD is currently in his new band Dr. Chud's X-Ward which released their debut multimedia CD "Diagnosis for Death" in 2004 on Dr.CHUD's own record label Bloodwork Records.
CHUD joined up with Doyle once again with his band Gorgeous Frankenstein on their second tour in 2008. The band was signed to Glenn Danzig's record label Evilive. CHUD, bassist Argyle Goolsby and singer Landon Blood had all left the band by 2014 at which time the group officially became a solo project for Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein. Though CHUD appears on Doyle's first album "Abominator", he left the band in 2014 due to conflict with management.
He is known for making his own drumsticks and his signature drum set which is covered with huge studded spikes.
Dr. CHUD 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.
Dr. CHUD appears on The Sonic Creeps "A Future Dead" album released in 2013 performing all drum tracks.
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
- Night People
With Specific Ocean
- Vinyl & Styrofoam
- In Your Own Backyard
With Sacred Trash
- 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
- Abominator (2013)