Antedating of "Thrash Metal"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Jan 6 01:27:44 UTC 2014

The OED's first use for the term "thrash metal" is dated 1985.  According to Wikipedia, "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 February 23, 1984.

Fred Shapiro

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