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CRUSHER MAGAZINE'S INTERVIEW WITH THE
THE GREAT KAT
By Morgan Y. Evans
The Great Kat does not mince words on puny mortals.
Anyone with half a brain would realize that the queen of speed, the
champion of all things shred and the uncontested ruler of humanity,
a goddess who can play at speeds of 300bpm while punishing her
sniveling victims into submission, does not have time to do anything
other than peel your face off. Thankfully, no one with half a brain
exists anymore, for the sheer ferocious power of The Great Kat’s new
Beethoven's Guitar Shred DVD has burned all feeble human minds to a
cinder in the wake of Kat’s invincible/truthful shred onslaught.
This new bible for humanity has quickly left Kat as the dominant
force on the planet Earth, but somehow, this unworthy, cringing
simpleton of a drunken Welsh music journalist was able to quickly
interview The almighty Great Kat as she blazed by in a comet of
fiery riffing. I went deaf and lost my sight and manhood in the
process, but it was really worth it! [Editor's note - The capital
letters denote the volume level of those words.]
- MORGAN Y. EVANS: Hello, Great Kat! How are you today?
What’s going on in your world this morning?
THE GREAT KAT: SPREADING THE VIRTUOSITY OF THE GREAT KAT TO
THE WORLD!!! The Great Kat Virtuoso is:
“Top 10 Fastest Shredders Of All Time” (Guitar One Magazine)
“50 Fastest Guitarists Of All Time” (Guitar World Magazine)
“The 100 Wildest Guitar Heroes” (Classic Rock Magazine)
“12 Greatest Female Electric Guitarists” (Elle Magazine)
Juilliard graduate violin virtuoso/Concertmaster of the
Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra
Winner of the Artists International Competition on
Violin/Carnegie Recital Hall Debut on Solo Violin
MYE: Yes, you went to Juilliard and studied music. I am sure
you learned a lot there, but at what point did you make a deal
with the devil for this off-the-charts speed ability? How do you
stay interested in music once you are that good?! It’s like,
what’s next? [laughing]
TGK: The Great Kat’s DEVILISH guitar SPEED comes from my
highly-skilled Juilliard trained violin technique, which I place
onto the guitar. I take my Paganini violin technique (a special
left-hand technique I learned at Juilliard) and transposed onto
the guitar. FYI: Paganini was called "The Devil's Son" and
"Witch's Brat" for his demonic and amazing violin virtuosity.
Audiences thought Paganini made a pact with the devil to be able
to perform supernatural displays of technique!
(view at this
location) SEE The Great Kat’s DEMONIC GUITAR and VIOLIN
VIRTUOSITY on the new Beethoven's Guitar Shred DVD!
MYE: Us metal heads really appreciate what you do. Obviously
you could play any style of music with your talent and yet you
choose to wear leather, spit blood and play the fastest shred in
the world! We worship you! We are unworthy of this level of
shred? Why have you bequeathed this unto us lowly scum? Is it
just to remind us how futile it is to resist your shred prowess?
TGK: The Great Kat has bequeathed my guitar and violin
virtuosity to all you lowly scum, because METAL is the MOST
BRUTAL, VICIOUS, POWERFUL, VIOLENT, and VIRTUOSIC FORM of
POPULAR MUSIC and fits BEST with virtuoso Classical Composers
like BEETHOVEN, PAGANINI, VIVALDI and BACH!!
MYE: I like the “Shred Geniuses” section on the DVD. Can you
talk a little bit about these historical heroes of shred and how
you are obviously the heir to Beethoven? You should check out
the last Sepultura record A-LEX. It is based on A Clockwork
Orange but they cover “Symphony No. 9”. It’s pretty rad.
TGK: On “Shred Geniuses”, from The Great Kat’s Beethoven's
Guitar Shred DVD, The Great Kat shows you exciting info and
gossip on History’s most brilliant and fearless geniuses: Joan
of Arc, Rossini, Roosevelt, Washington, Poe, Mozart, Bach,
Beethoven, etc. and THE GREAT KAT - THE NEW BEETHOVEN of the
MYE: I know you can probably play the guitar in your sleep,
but do you ever do, like, warm up stretches for your hands and
fingers or anything? I mean, I can’t imagine playing that fast
without my arms flying off!
TGK: The Great Kat has a variety of virtuoso violin
technical exercises, etudes, arpeggios and scales that I play on
BOTH the guitar and violin to warm up my fingers to be able to
BLAZE FURIOUSLY on the fretboard and fingerboard.
MYE: I’d like to thank you for the sheer face peeling power
of this DVD. My friend Rob Stango (who owns a rock club, The
Basement in Kingston, NY) and I blasted the DVD at 6 a.m. the
other day and I am sure his neighbors are glad he is moving
soon! But we had to teach them the truth about the inferno of
shred! Sleep when you’re dead!!!
TGK: THE INFERNO OF SHRED!!!! BRILLIANT!! NOW SPREAD THE
GOSPEL OF THE GREAT KAT’S VIRTUOSO Beethoven's Guitar Shred DVD
to THE REST OF THIS SLEEPING, PATHETIC, CONFORMIST WORLD!!! The
Great Kat’s DVD is a showcase of HOT SHRED GUITAR LICKS, INSANE
IMAGERY, OUTRAGEOUS SCENES, CLASSICAL VIRTUOSITY AND
MIND-BLOWING GUITAR SHREDDING!! BEETHOVEN’S GUITAR SHRED DVD
7 Outrageous Shred/Classical Guitar Music Videos, including:
-“The Flight Of The Bumble-Bee” - At the finger-blistering speed
of 300 BPM!
-Beethoven’s “5th Symphony” - Metal version of the world’s most
-Paganini’s “Caprice #24” – Kat dazzles on this technical
virtuoso showpiece on guitar and violin!
-Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto #3”- The Great Kat shreds on 6
guitars & 3 violins!
Plus MORE Theatrical Metal Madness!
4 Shred BONUS Features:
Hot Kat Shred Photos! Shred Geniuses!
Kat Kartoon – A crazy cartoon of The High Priestess of Guitar
MYE: In the video for “Blood” there is, um, blood
everywhere. Is it hard to play when things get slippery from the
gore of the victims that you shred riff to death?
TGK: No, I actually find it AMAZINGLY EASY to SHRED ON THE
GUITAR and BE A BLOOD-DRIPPING DOMINATRIX AT THE SAME TIME!!!!!!
CHECK OUT THE GREAT KAT’S “BLOOD” Music video from Beethoven's
Guitar Shred DVD at
MYE: Some critics have said the DVD goes by too fast, but I
found it perfect. I love that every video is just a few minutes
of total insanity! Was it fun to shoot these videos? “Torture
Techniques” looked like you were having fun.
TGK: BEETHOVEN’S GUITAR SHRED IS ABSOLUTE PERFECTION IN
DURATION AND SPEED!!! The “Torture Technique” music video (from
Beethoven’s Guitar Shred DVD) was HOT FUN!!!! TONS of WHIPPING,
CHAINING, TYING UP, ABUSING and HUMILIATING MY WILLING ABUSE
VICTIMS WHO WERE HAPPY TO HAVE THEIR MISTRESS OF GUITAR TORTURE
AND ABUSE THEM!!!!!!!!!! CHECK out a clip of The Great Kat’s
arsenal of Torture devices and abused victims at this location.
MYE: In the animated video on the new DVD for “The Flight Of
The Bumble-bee”, you smash the little bumble-bee into pieces!
That wasn’t very friendly of you. Where did the idea for the
animation come from?
TGK: I took the story of “The Flight Of The Bumble-Bee”
(which is actually from the Opera The Tale Of Tsar Saltan by
Rimsky-Korsakov) and arranged it for a CARTOON starring The
Great Kat High Priestess of Guitar Shred and the annoying
MYE: Was it fun beheading those dudes in the “Islamofascist”
video? Metal seems like a good way to annoy extremists, in that
it brings so many people of different beliefs and backgrounds
together. Look at how Acrassicauda were able to show people in
the Heavy Metal In Baghdad film that some Iraqis really care
about metal and are trying to live their lives like normal
people without all the bullshit or wanting to hurt others
(westerners included)! Now Alex from Testament even produced
their record, an awesome survival story!
TGK: THE GREAT KAT’S “Islamofascists” music video is my
RESPONSE after watching the ACTUAL FOOTAGE OF INNOCENT AMERICANS
GETTING THEIR HEADS CHOPPED OFF BY ISLAMOFASCISTS!!! Now check
out a clip of “Islamofascists” at
MYE: Obviously it would be cool if you could go back in time
and jam with Beethoven, but are their any modern day artists
you’d like to share a stage with? Is anyone worthy?
TGK: NO!!!!!!!!!!!!! JUST THE GREAT KAT AND
BEETHOVEN!!!!!!!! THAT’S IT!!!!! THE GREAT KAT IS GOD!!!
THE GREAT KAT IS THE REINCARNATION OF BEETHOVEN!!!!!!
MYE: Agreed. Shred on. This DVD is loads of fun and amazing
to witness! Cheers!
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