- The Great Kat Interview in PulverRadio
- GENRES: SHRED/CLASSICAL
INFLUENCES: Vivaldi, Beethoven, Wagner
LOCATION: New York
(The following is an interview conducted by Mikey from PulverRadio with The Great Kat:)
Ok guys, it took some work, but I finally nailed down an interview with the elusive Great
Kat. Take a deep breath and read on...
Often performers with notorious stage antics (and, in your case, videos) will say
that in real life theyre just normal people. Somehow in your case I doubt it. Am I
In real life The Great Kat is A GENIUS!!!!!!! THE GREAT KAT IS
THE REINCARNATION of BEETHOVEN/ Top 10 Fastest Shredders of All Time (Guitar
One Magazine)/JUILLIARD GRAD VIOLIN VIRTUOSO turned BLOOD-DRIPPING GUITAR SHREDDER/THE
HIGH PRIESTESS OF GUITAR SHRED/YOUR MESSIAH, YOUR RULER and YOUR GOD!!!!!!!!!!!
NOW GO AND CHECK OUT SOME REAL STAGE ANTICS on THE INSANE NEW GREAT KAT EXTREME
GUITAR SHRED DVD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
EXTREME GUITAR SHRED DVD FEATURES:
6 EXTREME GUITAR Music Videos:
-ZAPATEADO-Classical Violin/Guitar Virtuosity Shred version of Pablo de
Sarasates virtuoso violin piece Zapateado.
-TORTURE CHAMBER: Torture Devices and Extreme abuse of inferior males
-CASTRATION-The Great Kat Dominates and controls through castration-eliminates the
appendage that make MEN think they are IMPORTANT
-LIVE IN CHICAGO-The Great Kat Shred Guitar Live with Fans/slaves and total chaos!
-DOMINATRIX-The Great Kat takes a slave and humiliates and abuses him!
-WAR-PRO-WAR! The Great Kats response to 9/11. The U.S. was attacked by TERRORISTS
MURDERERS WHO KILLED 3,000 INNOCENT PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!! WAR Music Video is A
REMINDER to NEVER FORGET 9/11 OR THE HOLOCAUST!
3 SHRED BONUS FEATURES:
-HOT SHRED BITS-Hot Kat Photos mixed with INSANE violin and Guitar Shredding
-SHRED FAQs-Q&A on The Great Kat and Classical Music mixed with Baroque Insanity!!
-SHRED CREDITS-Credits from the DVD mixed with Wagnerian Opera!
- -SHRED ONLINE-The Kat Web Site and contact info!
SHRED VERSIONS of Classical Music Masterpieces:
-Wagners The Ride of the Valkyries (From Wagner's Opera
-Liszts Hungarian Rhapsody #2
-Vivaldis The Four Seasons
-Bazzinis The Round of the Goblins
SHREDDING HOT KAT photos and wild graphics
- for DVD samples and HOT DVD photos!
You REALLY seem to enjoy snipping your victim in Castration. Was that
The concept of the CASTRATION Music Video is to ILLUSTRATE that
THE GREAT KAT IS DOMINATING ALL MEN through GUITAR VIRTUOSITY and TECHNICAL BRILLIANCE! THE
GREAT KAT WILL NOT PUT UP WITH ANY BULLS**T from ANY INFERIOR MALES!!!!!!!!!
Have any of your instructors from Julliard seen this? Id like to hear what
they have to say.
WHO CARES WHAT OUT-OF-DATE, ARCHAIC, OLD-FASHIONED, 16th CENTURY PEOPLE
THINK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE GREAT KAT IS THE NEW MUSICAL REVOLUTIONARY RESURRECTING CLASSICAL
MUSIC FOR THE MORON MASSES!!!!!!!!!!!! THE GREAT KAT IS THE PROTOCOL of the POWERFUL
FEMALE of the NEW MILLENNIUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!
You feel very strongly about the war. Explain your feelings and your motivation to
make the War video.
On 9/11, The Great Kat, who LIVES in NEW YORK CITY and Long Island, NY, was
in my recording studio on Long Island, rehearsing music for my new CD. When I saw the
images of the World Trade Center being attacked and being destroyed I was FURIOUS,
OUTRAGED and HORRIFIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My CD IMMEDIATELY became a BATTLE CRY to WAR WAGNERS
WAR!!!!!!!! The Great Kats RIDE OF THE VALKYRIES (from
Wagners Opera Cycle The Ring--Die Walkure) IS the
BATTLE CRY to WAR!!!!! On WAGNERS WAR CD, the song
WAR was written out of SEVERE RAGE and the song TERROR was written
in HORROR out of the TERRORIST ATTACK on THE WORLD TRADE CENTER AND MY CITY-NEW YORK
NOW LISTEN to the Great Kats CD: WAGNERS WAR!!!!
WAGNERS WAR Features:
ACT I: WAR
1. Wagners "The Ride Of The Valkyries" (from the Opera "Die
Walkure"). This music is THE DEFINITIVE "BATTLE CRY" to WAR, featuring
OPERA SINGERS, THE GREAT KATS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND SHRED BAND!
2. War HEAVY and BRUTAL ODE to WAR!
3. Terror TERROR! HORROR! MURDER!
ACT II: REVENGE
4. Punishment PUNISHMENT TO TRAITORS!
5. Humiliation HUMILIATION and REVENGE RIPS through this GUITAR
ACT III: VICTORY
6. Liszts Hungarian Rhapsody #2 The SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA and SHRED
BAND join together in this INSANE version of this famous rhapsody!
7. Sarasates Zapateado THE GREAT KAT'S LIGHTNING-FAST GUITAR
TECHNIQUE and DEMONIC VIOLIN VIRTUOSITY SHINE on this INCREDIBLE VIRTUOSIC SHOWSTOPPER!
- Download a MUSIC SAMPLE of Wagners War CD at The Kat Web
Site at www.greatkat.com
Whats the first song you learned to play on guitar? (Please tell me it was
some Cat Stevens or something
Bachs Violin Concerto #2, transcribed from violin.
You use the word virtuoso a lot. Explain to my audience why
youre a virtuoso.
A Virtuoso is a musician with great technical skills. The Great
Kat is a JUILLIARD TRAINED Violin Virtuoso turned Guitar Virtuoso playing HIGHLY technical
music (Beethoven, Paganini, Sarasate, Vivaldi, Bach, etc.) on the violin and TRANSCRIBING
these COMPLICATED solos to the GUITAR and bringing this VIRTUOSIC, EXCITING MUSIC to the
The Great Kat Wins Guitar One Magazines TOP 10 FASTEST SHREDDERS OF
ALL TIME Award - Chris O'Byrne, Guitar One Magazine
THE GREAT KAT is "THE SPEEDIEST, SCARIEST FEMALE SHREDDER OF ALL TIME " Caryn
Ganz, Spin Magazine
"Macho shredders beware: The Great Kat will skewer you, tear you apart note by note,
dine on your bleeding wounds, then lick your blood off her high velocity paws before she
yawns. Every track on 'Extreme Guitar Shred' is a full frontal assault, exploding with
blazing lines from the likes of Wagner, Liszt, and Sarasate." - Rick Landers, Modern
The more you know about The Great Kat, the more she seems like a walking, talking
unifying theory of women and rock guitar." - David Segal, The Washington Post
The Great Kat can totally shred. In fact, she's so scary fast on guitar and violin,
that once you retrieve your ego from the gutter, you almost have to laugh. Michael
Molenda, Guitar Player Magazine
Inspired by the events of Sept. 11, Kat renders some of music's most famous,
aggressive, battle-inspired pieces in shredding-speed metal arrangements that hiss and
spit. Dan Aquilante, NY POST
The wave of the future might well be heavy-metal Beethoven by way of
Juilliard. John Rockwell, NY Times
The Great Kat's chops are impressive the speed with which she spits out
scales on both electric guitar and violin is astounding, especially when accompanied, as
it is on the DVDs six videos, by her snarling, wild-eyed metal posturing and
head-banging." - Patrick Enright, The News Tribune (Tacoma, WA)
"The Great Kat is a Juilliard graduate violin virtuoso who applies those classical
disciplines with equal conviction to her outrageous metal guitar style." Paul Salter,
Guitar Buyer Magazine
"Recently unleashing her latest opus, 'Wagners War', she's yet again poised to
take over heavy metal as we know it by blending blindingly fast guitar shredding with
grindcore and yes, classical music." Keith Carman, ChartAttack-Chart Magazine
Alright, anything youd like to say you havent had a chance to say yet?
- BOW TO YOUR METAL MESSIAH KAT!!!!!!!!!!!!
NOW GO TO THE GREAT KAT WEB SITE at www.greatkat.com
- KAT Hotline: 1-800-KAT-9199 or 631-549-7578
Well my friends, there you have it. The Great Kat speaks. And self promotes. A
lot. If you're not terrified yet, you will be once you watch the DVD. I promise.
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