Malcolm Dome

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Malcolm Dome has been an English writer and journalist of rock and heavy metal since 1979. In addition to writing books, he has been a journalist for Record Mirror, Kerrang!, Metal Hammer and Classic Rock among others. Malcolm co-founded the UKs first rock radio station, TotalRock, along with Friday Night Rock Show DJ, Tommy Vance, and producer, Tony Wilson. After 17 years with the station, Dome left in March 2014 to join Team Rock full time.

The term "thrash metal" was first referred to by the music press was UK's Kerrang, Magazine journalist Malcolm Dome while making a reference to the Anthrax song "Metal Thrashing Mad" in Kerrang issue number 62, page 8 published on 23 February 1984.[1] Prior to this, Metallica's frontman James Hetfield referred to their sound as "power metal".

Dome was a contributor to the DVDs Queen Under Review 1973-1980, Queen Under Review 1980-1991 and Music Milestones: Genesis's Duke.

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  1. ^ Dome, Malcolm (February 23, 1984). "Anthrax 'Fistful Of Metal'". Kerrang! 62. London, UK: Spotlight Publications Ltd. p. 8. 

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