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Music journalist Malcolm Dome dead at 66


The news just reached us that legendary music journalist Malcolm Dome (1955 – 2021) has died at the age of 66. The news was brought out by Totalrock’s Tony Wilson. Dome was a journalist for Kerrang, Metal Hammer and Classic Rock, amongst others, writing about music since 1979. He has also written several published books.

According to Wikipedia, “Dome is credited with the term “thrash metal”. It was first referred to by the music press in Kerrang! by Dome while making a reference to the Anthrax song “Metal Thrashing Mad” in issue number 62 (page 8, published on 23 February 1984). Prior to this, Metallica’s frontman James Hetfield referred to their sound as “power metal”.” 

You can read a screenshot of the statement by Tony Wilson below.

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