Dr. Chud

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Dr. Chud
Birth name David Calabrese
Born (1964-04-04) April 4, 1964 (age 52)
Origin Lodi, New Jersey, United States
Genres Horror punk, heavy metal
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums, vocals, guitar, keyboards
Years active 1980–present
Associated acts The Misfits, Graves, Kryst the Conqueror, Dr. Chud's X-Ward, Gorgeous Frankenstein, Blitzkid, Sonic Creeps, Doyle

Dr. C.H.U.D. (for "Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Drummer", born David Calabrese on April 4, 1964 in Lodi, New Jersey) is an American rock drummer singer and producer.

Life and career[edit]

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.[1]

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[edit]

  • Never Let Up
  • Slice of Live
  • Night People

With Specific Ocean[edit]

  • Vinyl & Styrofoam

With Sardonica[edit]

  • In Your Own Backyard

With Sacred Trash[edit]

  • Sacred Trash

With Misfits[edit]

With Graves[edit]

With Joey Ramone[edit]

With Dr. Chud's X-Ward[edit]

With Sonic Creeps[edit]

With Doyle[edit]


  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Biography: The Misfits". AMG. Retrieved 8 May 2010.