Dr. Chud’s X-Ward is a Horror Punk Rock Band that I am listening to… just in time for Halloween season too. If Punk Rock or any genre of Punk is your flavor, this band will make your upper lip curl with horror glee. Horror Punk, with Dr. Chud’s X-Ward as an example, is just a few morbid steps removed from Metal Music itself… in my Metal opinion. If the lyrics and images of a band and their songs are creepy, plus the music is hard and heavy, then it is all relative… and I am listening with a sinister Metal grin on my face. Dr. Chud’s X-Ward’s self titled album was released in 2004 and is readily available on itunes. This is where I bought my Dr. Chud’s X-Ward songs, this album and/or CD is not the easiest to find at retail anywhere, a huge Metal kudos to itunes for making available, this cool Horror Punk Band. I purchased Dr. Chud’s X-Ward all along realizing, in horror, that it took almost a full five years to finally nail down this bands songs. Well, now Dr. Chud’s X-Ward is in my collection of Punk, Horror Punk that is.
As any fan of the Misfits knows, Dr. Chud was the drummer during the late 1990′s for this important and iconic Punk Rock Band. My adoration for the Misfits goes beyond just listening to their Punk Rock Music. I am forever searching out for music that the former members of the Misfits put out, Dr. Chud’s X-Ward is a fitting example. (Danzig is a gigantic example, of course). My favorite Dr. Chud’s X-Ward song is Heavy Metal, man this song is cool… it Rocks period. Spiderbaby is another choice track to hook your claws into. Goodbye is worth a few hundred listens or so, very melodic this Horror Punk song is. Take a look below for some cool Dr. Chud’s X-Ward facts – you just might find that this info will serve you right.
Dr. Chud’s X-Ward info for the Horror Punk brain:
* Chud stands for: “Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Drummer”
* Dr. Chud was of course, the drummer for the Misfits… on the albums American Psycho (1997), Famous Monsters (1999) and Cuts From The Crypt (2001).
* Dr. Chud has also recently played drums for/toured with Horror Punk Bands Blitzkid (2008-09) and Gorgeous Frankenstein (2008).
* Dr. Chud’s X-Ward self titled album was released in 2004.
* Dr. Chud played drums on the late Joey Ramone solo album Don’t Worry About Me, (2001).
You can hear Dr. Chud’s X-Ward songs streaming on their myspace page – it is worth a thousand horror listens. If you are a Punk Rock, Metal Music fan or just a fan of Rock and Roll, give yourself a treat this Halloween season and buy one or all of Dr. Chud’s X-Ward’s Horror Punk songs… you won’t regret it… that is my Metal guarantee.