Malcolm Dome

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Malcolm Dome
BornUnited Kingdom
OccupationMusic journalist, author
NationalityUnited Kingdom
GenreMusic journalism

Malcolm Dome is an English music journalist. He has written about 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. Dome co-founded the UK's first rock radio station, TotalRock, along with Friday 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.

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.[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. He also provided sleeve notes for the Nuclear Burn 4CD remaster set of jazz fusion band Brand X's work between 1976 and 1980.[2]

Selected books[edit]

  • Dome, Malcolm and Harrigan, Brian. The bible of Heavy Metal: Encyclopaedia Metallica. Omnibus Press, 1981. ISBN 0-86001-928-4.
  • Dome, Malcolm. AC/DC. Proteus Pub Co, 1982. ISBN 0-86276-011-9.
  • Dome, Malcolm. Thrash Metal. Omnibus Press, 1990. ISBN 0-7119-1790-6.
  • Dome, Malcolm. Aerosmith: Life in the Fast Lane. Castle Communications, 1994. ISBN 1-898141-75-4.
  • Dome, Malcolm and Burrows, Brian (illustrator). Van Halen: Excess All Areas. Sanctuary Publishing, 1994. ISBN 1-898141-85-1.
  • Dome, Malcolm and Wall, Mick. The Complete Guide to the Music of Metallica. Omnibus Press, 1995. ISBN 0-7119-4902-6.
  • Dome, Malcolm and Wall, Mick. Bon Jovi: All Night Long". Omnibus Press, 1995. ISBN 0-7119-4894-1.
  • Dome, Malcolm and Simmons, Sylvie. Mötley Crüe. Sanctuary Publishing, 1995. ISBN 1-898141-95-9.
  • Dome, Malcolm and Wall, Mick. The Making of "Metallica". Collector's Guide Publishing, 1996. ISBN 1-896522-34-3.
  • Dome, Malcolm and Berman, Jon. Everton Greats. Mainstream Publishing, 2003. ISBN 1-84018-805-7.
  • Dome, Malcolm and Fogg, Rod. Eddie Van Halen: Know the Man, Play the Music. Backbeat, 2005. ISBN 0-87930-838-9.
  • Dome, Malcolm and Wall, Mick. Metallica": Complete Guide to Their Music. Omnibus Press, 2005. ISBN 1-84449-981-2.


  1. ^ Dome, Malcolm (February 23, 1984). "Anthrax 'Fistful Of Metal'". Kerrang!. 62. London, UK: Spotlight Publications Ltd. p. 8.
  2. ^ "Brand X - Nuclear Burn (4CD-2014 Remaster/All Virgin Albums)". Compact Disc Services. Retrieved 8 September 2015.

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