Rockers pay tribute to metal journalist Malcolm Dome
Malcolm Dome, the legendary metal journalist and author who coined the term “thrash metal”, has passed away at the age of 66.
One of the first heavy metal champions during the emergence of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal scene in the UK, Dome began his writing career in 1979 with Record Mirror and, within two years, he co -writing Metallica Encyclopedia, who chronicled the development of the genre and its main drivers that pushed rock to the limits.
As Dome’s career progressed he began writing for Metal fury magazine before taking root at Kerrang!, which would be the first of two runs in the longtime metal magazine, starting in the mid-1980s and returning in 1994 before returning before the turn of the century. As a journalist, Dome worked for the UK edition of Metal hammer magazine in the 80s and started his own magazine, BELIEVED, in 1988.
In the late 90s, Dome switched to broadcasting and co-founded the UK’s first rock radio station, Rock Radio Network, in 1997, which later changed its name to TotalRock in 2000. He continued to work as a writer with several publications and, over his life, he
He is warmly remembered in a heartfelt tribute to Kerrang! as well as many rock and metal legends such as Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath members Lars Ulrich, Motley Crue and Gary Holt, all of whom expressed their sadness at his passing while sharing words that underscored his esteemed career. , its influence and its personal character.
“He was fearless, fearless, passionate and outspoken as a journalist and lately as a broadcaster and we respected him tremendously,” Iron Maiden wrote.
Black Sabbath legend Tony Iommi said, “Malcolm was a lovely guy, he interviewed me a few times and was always positive about music. He was one of the first journalists to totally go for it. in the metal, “and shared a light anecdote of a relatively recent interaction. and added: “We even worked together last year when he helped me sort through my Wikipedia entry. Unfortunately failed.”
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Loudwire offers his condolences to the Dome family, his many peers and anyone who considered him a friend.
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