Lars Ulrich dos METALLICA, Tony Iommi dos BLACK SABBATH, Dino Cazares dos FEAR FACTORY, Doro Pesch, os IRON MAIDEN e os SAXON estão entre os músicos que reagiram nas redes sociais à morte do jornalista Malcolm Dome. O veterano escritor britânico faleceu durante o fim de semana aos 66 anos. Dome escreveu sobre rock e heavy metal desde 1979. Além de publicar vários livros sobre artistas como os AC/DC, METALLICA e LED ZEPPELIN, contribuiu para várias revistas da especialidade, incluindo a Record Mirror, a Metal Hammer, a Kerrang! e a Classic Rock. Dome é creditado como tendo inventado o termo “thrash metal” em Fevereiro de 1984. Até aquele ponto, bandas como os ANTHRAX e METALLICA referiam-se ao som que praticavam como “power metal”. Malcolm também forneceu liner notes para várias reedições ao longo dos anos, incluindo as mais recentes dos thrashers alemães KREATOR, com o frontman Mille Petrozza a escrever: “Fiquei profundamente chocado ao saber da morte do Malcolm Dome. Foi ele que escrever todas as notas das recentes reedições dos @kreatorofficial, incluindo as de «Enemy Of God» e «Hordes Of Chaos», que vão ser editadas em breve. Conversámos durante muitas horas através do Skype e Malcolm sabia mais sobre o passado da minha banda do que eu alguma vez poderia lembrar-me. Era um verdadeiro amante da música e uma das pessoas mais engraçadas que conheci. Trabalhar com Malcolm nunca pareceu um trabalho real.”
Lars Ulrich, dos METALLICA refere ser “extremamente triste saber da morte de Malcolm Dome“, dizendo que “ele não foi só um talento incrível que ajudou a guiar o meu relacionamento com a música pesada, mas também foi uma óptima pessoa. Hoje, estou a pensar em todos os momentos divertidos e memoráveis que passámos juntos.” O guitarrista e timoneiro dos BLACK SABBATH, Tony Iommi, acrescenta: “O Malcolm era adorável, entrevistou-me uma série de vezes e foi sempre muito positivo acerca da nossa música. Na verdade, foi um dos primeiros jornalistas a entender totalmente o metal.” Como jornalista, Malcolm Dome participou em diversos livros e foi autor de outros. O mais simbólico, e um dos primeiros, terá sido «Encyclopedia Metallica», em 1981. Entre os quase quarenta títulos em que participou, contam-se obras sobre os LED ZEPPELIN, VAN HALEN, AC/DC, BON JOVI, METALLICA e, obviamente, um livro dedicado apenas ao thrash. Foram mais de 40 anos de uma carreira iniciada em 1979 no Record Mirror, com uma entrevista a Dave Brock, dos HAWKWIND. A abertura de espírito tanto lhe permitia ir fundo nos textos que escrevia sobre thrash metal, como referir bandas de hard rock como os BON JOVI. Essa versatilidade e forma como abraçava tudo que era novo no metal, levou a que fosse um dos primeiros a descobrir os JANE’S ADDICTION e a escrever sobre eles na Raw.
Words cannot express how sorry I feel to hear about the passing of Malcolm Dome. Rest In Peace. God Bless— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) November 1, 2021
Extremely sad to hear of Malcolm Dome’s passing. Not only was he an incredible talent who helped guide my relationship with heavy music, but he was also a great person. Today, I’m thinking of the fun, memorable times we spent together back in the day. https://t.co/9chlIVjSMm— Lars Ulrich (@larsulrich) November 1, 2021
So sad to hear of the passing of Malcolm Dome, one of rock and metal’s great journalists. It was always a pleasure giving interviews and generally having a chat. RIP Malcolm, you will be missed. pic.twitter.com/cmNGQ6bedp— Geezer Butler (@geezerbutler) November 2, 2021
Malcolm was a lovely guy, he interviewed me many times and was always positive about the music. He was one of the first journalists to totally get metal. We even worked together last year when he helped me sort out my Wikipedia entry. Sadly missed. – Tonyhttps://t.co/Te8hippkxB— Tony Iommi (@tonyiommi) November 1, 2021
We are all very much saddened and shocked to hear about the passing of our friend Malcolm Dome. He was fearless, intrepid, passionate and forthright as a journalist and latterly a broadcaster and we respected him immensely. pic.twitter.com/NMRWqGT1zV— Iron Maiden (@IronMaiden) November 1, 2021
Sad to hear about the passing of Malcolm Dome. He was such an important figure for all things rock and metal and championed so many bands over the years. RIP Malcolm https://t.co/Ogy4HSr7Eb— Mötley Crüe (@MotleyCrue) November 2, 2021
“Very very sad news regarding the passing of iconic metal journalist Malcolm Dome today… a tireless promoter of so many bands .. ourselves included… and a genuine good guy” @official_raven https://t.co/ZJQ7aDTvCJ— Raven (@official_raven) November 1, 2021
RIP to the great Malcolm Dome. He helped spread the word on us when MA first started and had this to say about our debut album “…one of the year’s best metal albums” in his @ClassicRockMag reivew back in 2015. After all, Malcolm did coin the term “thrash metal” pic.twitter.com/kowVSewtNP— Metal Allegiance (@metalallegiance) November 1, 2021
I’m #so #sorry to hear of the #passing of #MalcolmDome. He was one of my best journalist friends. We knew each other since the early 80s. He was always so supportive & kind to me. I will miss you terribly. Keep on rocking in heaven.— DORO (@DoroOfficial) November 1, 2021
Love, Doro#doropesch#warlock pic.twitter.com/NX41q8Ta6w
I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Malcolm Dome. I have known Malcolm well over 30 years from the early days of The Almighty right up to the present day. He was a fine journalist and a fine human being. Condolences to Malcolm’s family. Rest easy mate.— RICKY WARWICK 🍀 (@rickywarwick) November 1, 2021
So sad to see Malcolm Dome has left us. He was an amazing writer, a passionate supporter of UK rock music and a great sport, even after we trashed his desk at the Kerrang! offices.— Ginger Wildheart (@GingerWildheart) November 1, 2021
Another very dark day for UK rock music. I will miss him so much. 💔
We are saddened to hear of the passing of our friend Malcolm Dome.— Saxon (@SaxonOfficial) November 1, 2021
Malcolm was a great supporter of Saxon, and will be missed by all.
Our sympathies to his family and friends in this terrible time.
Extremely sad to hear about the passing of legendary journalist/writer Malcolm Dome. He was a lovely, gentle man and time spent with him was always time well spent. We’ll all miss him, a huge loss to the music world.— THERAPY? (@therapyofficial) November 1, 2021
Today we lost another legend, Malcolm Dome is a great journalist who’s written many stories on Fear Factory since 1992 R.I.P. pic.twitter.com/BsJYFi0xBK— Dino Cazares (@DinoCazares) November 1, 2021
R.I.P. #MalcolmDome. One of great rock journalists of his time. I first met him in ‘90 and we did countless interviews over the years. Last saw him for an Arch Enemy interview in 2017. I always enjoyed our talks, the man REALLY knew his stuff… A sad day for Rock’N’Roll this. pic.twitter.com/xDxGpw1QCS— 𝕸𝖎𝖈𝖍𝖆𝖊𝖑 𝕬𝖒𝖔𝖙𝖙 (@Michael_Amott) November 1, 2021
Shit. RIP Malcolm Dome. 💔— Devin Townsend (@dvntownsend) November 1, 2021
Saddened to hear of the passing of Malcolm Dome. I’ve done countless interviews with him throughout the 30+ years we’ve known each other and always enjoyed our discussions. RIP Malcolm 🙏 pic.twitter.com/uwJddSPv1E— Mike Portnoy 🤘 (@MikePortnoy) November 1, 2021
Very sad to hear about the passing of Malcolm Dome. Apart from his incredible knowledge of everything metal, he was also behind @OfficialPL right from the beginning, and always pleasant company to hang out with on our frequent weekend trips to London in the early ’90s.— 𝐍𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐇𝐨𝐥𝐦𝐞𝐬 (@NickHolmesPL) November 1, 2021
Long time friend and Twisted Sister champion #MalcolmDome has just died. His liner notes are in many TS albums including our new release called #tearitloose. incredible loss of a champion of the metal community. RIP Mr. Dome— Jay Jay French (@jayjayfrench) November 1, 2021
So sorry to hear of the passing of Malcolm Dome.— Bernie Marsden (@Bernie_Marsden) November 1, 2021
I knew Malcolm for forty plus years, he loved his music, was an accomplished writer and a fervent football man, so we had a lot in common.
I, and all he knew, mourn him. My deepest condolences to his family & many friends. RIP. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/i9gw7jnKjk
R.I.P. Malcolm Dome. Legendary rock journalist https://t.co/t5zIX6v6Ul— Gus G. (@gusgofficial) November 1, 2021
The man who invented the term thrash metal & most importantly, a dear friend, has passed away. A genuinely kind person with an encyclopedic mind for metal & a true legend. Rest In Power Malcolm Dome. Sending love to all who had the pleasure to know him 💔 https://t.co/WsLsKTdUKL— Nuclear Blast Records (@nuclearblast) November 1, 2021
Malcolm Dome RIP. Really saddened by this news. We are forever grateful that Malcolm embraced and supported our label in the early days, and offered support and kind advice. A top journalist and fine fellow, he will be missed. https://t.co/ziI5X2vi6P #malcolmdomeRIP— Earache Records ♠️ (@EaracheRecords) November 1, 2021
I hope he didn’t die alone. He lived so much of his life alone, it was the first thing that went through my mind when I got the news. I hope someone was with him… BLOG: Malcolm Dome Is Dead https://t.co/9Z9vl7dmnW— Mick Wall (@WallMick) November 1, 2021