- GREAT KAT SHRED GUITAR/VIOLIN
THE GREAT KAT GUITAR/VIOLIN VIRTUOSO!
THE GREAT KAT'S RARE
CLASSICAL VIOLIN RECORDING!:
RARE CLASSICAL VIOLIN RECORDING of KATHERINE
THOMAS (THE GREAT KAT) on NBC-TV's "FANTASY" TV
SHOW performing "CSARDAS" on VIOLIN as the
featured SOLOIST (Hosts Peter Marshall and
THE GREAT KAT WINS READERS
THE GREAT KAT'S NEW BBC &
CLASSICAL MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO INTERVIEWS!:
BBC RADIO "FAST AND FURIOSO" PREVIEW OF THE GREAT KAT INTERVIEW - 2 MINUTE YOUTUBE GENERATION! Watch Preview at:
"This is the YouTube Generation! We’ve got to make it fast!" – The Great Kat (“Top 10 Fastest Shredders Of All Time”). Full Interview Coming Soon on BBC Radio 4.
"The Great Kat thrash metal guitarist 'shreds' Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in under two minutes." - Richard Bannerman, Producer, Fast and Furioso, BBC Radio 4.
THE GREAT KAT SHREDS BBC RADIO'S NY STUDIO TODAY (Oct. 27, 2014) with RAINER HERSCH IN LONDON! STAY TUNED for THE GREAT KAT INTERVIEW ON BBC RADIO'S "FAST AND FURIOSO" SHOW!
"Just done a fast and furious interview with the
amazing @greatkatguitar for @BBCRadio4. Check
her out - now that's passion, Prog out 2015" -
Fast and Furioso, BBC Radio 4
CLASSICAL MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO'S "INTERVIEW:
THE GREAT KAT, VIOLIN-GUITAR VIRTUOSO AND
SELF-STYLED BEETHOVEN REINCARNATE"! "A few
things to know about the Great Kat: she's
declared herself God, as well as the
reincarnation of Beethoven. She speaks about
herself in the third person. She favors leather,
fishnets, and other dominatrix-inspired garb,
and her signature talent is the ability to
'shred' the electric guitar. She's a
Juilliard-trained violinist, but she's declared
classical music 'dead.'" - Sheila Regan,
THE GREAT KAT'S
MUSIC/VIDEOS ON ITUNES/AMAZON/GOOGLE PLAY:
iTUNES' METAL "TOP MUSIC VIDEOS" FEATURES THE
GREAT KAT'S MUSIC VIDEOS!
"WILLIAM TELL OVERTURE"
VIVALDI'S "THE FOUR SEASONS"
BACH'S "THE ART OF THE FUGUE"
"LIVE IN CHICAGO"
OUT NOW! THE GREAT KAT’S NEW SINGLE “GODDESS
SHREDS LIVE IN CHICAGO”! SONG AVAILABLE
WORLDWIDE ON ITUNES, AMAZON, GOOGLE PLAY,
Rhapsody & MORE!
The Great Kat Guitar Goddess ("Top 10 Fastest
Shredders Of All Time") Shreds Live In Chicago
on this famous insane shred guitar song! NOW BOW
TO THE GREAT KAT!
ITUNES PREMIERES THE GREAT KAT’S NEW "WILLIAM
TELL OVERTURE" MUSIC VIDEO (famous “Lone
Ranger” Theme Song) from UPCOMING New Great Kat
Starring THE GREAT KAT Shredding on Guitar And
Violin with her ALL-MALE RHYTHM GUITAR SYMPHONY,
With WILLIAM TELL (Legendary Virtuoso Marksman)
& GESSLER (the Austrian Overlord)!
Preview & Download at
iTUNES' NEW & NOTEWORTHY Music Videos features
THE GREAT KAT'S "WILLIAM TELL OVERTURE" Music
Video! WATCH at
THE GREAT KAT'S NEW
MUSIC VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE:
AUTHENTIC PAGANINI'S "CAPRICE #24" Shredded by
THE GREAT KAT on CLASSICAL VIOLIN & SHRED
THE GREAT KAT and PAGANINI are the ONLY
GUITAR/VIOLIN DOUBLE VIRTUOSOS in HISTORY!
WITNESS Now at
"Beethoven's Guitar Shred" DVD!)
Your DAILY DOSE of KAT ABUSE: “What an inferior
idiot!” – Watch The Great Kat’s INSULTS hurl!
(from The Great Kat’s “Digital Beethoven On
Cyberspeed” CD/CD-ROM!) GET READY FOR KAT ABUSE
“THE CLASSICAL MUSIC CHANNEL” Goes CYBERSPEED!
From The Great Kat’s Digital Beethoven On
Cyberspeed CD-ROM/CD! CYBERSPEED your BRAIN at
PAGANINI’S “CAPRICE #9”! Paganini & The Great
Kat are HISTORY’S ONLY Double Violin/Guitar
Virtuosos! The Great Kat IS the VICIOUS VIOLIN
VIRTUOSO!!! WATCH AND WORSHIP at
"GODDESS"! The Great Kat's HOT "GODDESS" VIDEO -
Featuring SONG from "DIGITAL BEETHOVEN ON
CYBERSPEED" CD/CD-ROM! OBEY and WATCH at
THE GREAT KAT - RARE RECORDING on CLASSICAL
VIOLIN of "TAMBOURIN CHINOIS" by KATHERINE
GREAT KAT NEW INTERVIEWS
MAKING MUSIC MAGAZINE FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN "WHAT'S IN YOUR GIG BAG?"
"Stainless steel guitar picks for hyper-speed guitar shredding on ‘The Flight of the Bumble-Bee,’ four violin bows (I go through at least two bows worth of horsehair per show playing Paganini), and Beethoven’s picture—the Great Kat is the reincarnation of Beethoven and he goes everywhere with me!” - The Great Kat guitarist and violinist
TIMES ILLINOIS EDITION FEATURES THE GREAT KAT!
"Guitar and violin virtuoso The Great Kat's new single 'Goddess Shreds Live in Chicago' was released worldwide this week via online music sites iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. The Great Kat (born Katherine Thomas in Swindon, England) maniacally shreds guitar with her all male backing in this hypnotizing song. The single is priced from $.99 - $1.99. More: greatkat.com" - Tom Lounges, Times Illinois Edition
LISTEN HERE http://www.greatkat.com/radio/greatkatonuberrockradio3.mp3
"The only way you can pick me up and make me feel all warm inside is by playing some more HOT shred action by The Great Kat. That was The Great Kat's Beethoven's "5th Symphony" from "Beethoven Shreds". She was born in Swindon! The world seems a better place after a bit of Great Kat. If I had been doing the Swindon town program, she'd be on the cover. Every week! They'd come out with The Great Kat. Every week!" - Gaz E, The Uber Rock Radio Show
UBER ROCK FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN "MIDNITE MIXTAPE MASSACRE - THE GREAT KAT"!
"The Great Kat, born in Swindon before journeying across the Atlantic to forge an infamous career in music, is the reincarnation of Beethoven. Since 'Worship Me or Die!' sent shockwaves through the heavy metal world, The Great Kat has astounded listeners with her furious fingers and onlookers with her outrageous photoshoots. Now, let her astound Uber Rockers worldwide as she talks us through her ultimate thirteen song mixtape!" - by Uber Rock
THE GREAT KAT'S NEW
RINGTONES ON ITUNES:
iTUNES PREMIERES THE GREAT KAT’S SHREDCLASSICAL
RINGTONES – BRING BEETHOVEN, BACH, PAGANINI TO
"GET YOUR iPHONE READY FOR HYPERSPEED!"
The Great Kat Ringtones are available
immediately on your iPhone, to download:
• Go to the iTunes Store on your iPhone.
• Search for “Great Kat.”
• Download your favorite Great Kat
THE GREAT KAT'S MUSIC
IN NEW TV COMMERCIAL:
TESCO'S NEW TV COMMERCIAL FOR "CALL OF DUTY:
GHOSTS" VIDEO GAME FEATURES THE GREAT KAT'S
ELECTRIFYING FAST-SPEED MUSIC! The Great Kat's
Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" on Violin and
Guitar Thrills in TV Commercial for World's
Second Largest Retailer! Tesco is featuring The
Great Kat's music in the new TV commercial for
the wildly popular Activision video game "Call
of Duty: Ghosts." The commercial features the
heart-racing shredding guitar and violin
virtuosity of The Great Kat's Vivaldi's "The
Four Seasons," synched perfectly in time with
Call of Duty: Ghosts’ fast action bombs,
explosions, and death defying feats!
Watch Now at MP4:
THE GREAT KAT FEATURED
UBER ROCK FEATURES THE GREAT KAT! "Prepare yourself for THE GREAT KAT's Midnite Mixtape with shredding new videos!
"THE GREAT KAT will unveil the tracks contained on her ultimate thirteen song mixtape this coming Sunday [9/28/14] when she becomes the latest victim of Uber Rock's Midnite Mixtape Massacre. Before then, get yourself in the mood to shred with two new videos from the World's Fastest Guitar Shredder!! First up, marvel as 'The Classical Music Channel' goes CYBERSPEED! Then celebrate history's only double violin/guitar virtuosos with The Great Kat's shredding take on Paganini's Caprice #9!" - Gaz E, Uber Rock
"THE UBER ROCK RADIO SHOW: EPISODE 47" Features THE GREAT KAT'S "THE FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLE-BEE"! "Uberpalooza was incredible. How can you top the first one? There's only one way to do it. Have The Great Kat headline." (listener letter). "Whew! That was The Great Kat! Her version of 'Flight Of The Bumble-Bee' taken from 'Beethoven Shreds.' The Great Kat will be featured on Uber Rocks Midnight Mixtape Massacre [on Sept. 28]. The Great Kat! She's a legend. Never disappoints." - Gaz E, The Uber Rock Radio Show LISTEN HERE!
HORROR NETWORK IS BROADCASTING THE GREAT KAT'S "BEETHOVEN'S GUITAR SHRED" DVD!
FILMON HORROR NETWORK BROADCASTS THE GREAT KAT'S "EXTREME GUITAR SHRED" DVD!
FILMON HORROR NETWORK IS BROADCASTING THE GREAT KAT'S ROSSINI'S "WILLIAM TELL OVERTURE" & VIVALDI'S "THE FOUR SEASONS" MUSIC VIDEOS! http://www.filmon.com/tvguide/filmon-horror-network
METAL RIOT FEATURES THE GREAT KAT! "THE GREAT KAT POSTS RARE VIOLIN SHREDTASTIC AUDIO OF 'TAMBOURIN CHINOIS'!" "Shred icon The Great Kat has posted a treat for fans with an infrequently heard Classical Violin performance of 'Tambourin Chinois'. P.S. (pms?) …she also has Classical Shred Ringtones now!!! KILL!!!!" - Morgan Y Evans,
SEPHIROTIC TV Features THE GREAT KAT and "ROSSINI'S RAPE" CD! "The Great
Kat. This chick is amazing! Classically trained musician, that decided
one day she was going to be a guitar shredder. And boy oh boy is she a
guitar shredder! She's just so fast, I don't even know how to begin to
describe what this woman is capable of. She's so good. ALL HAIL THE
GREAT KAT! Definitely recommend you check that stuff out." - Surface,
Sephirotic TV. Watch at
TELL OVERTURE" Music Video Review on Radioactive Metal Radio Show:
"The Great Kat! 'William Tell Overture'. Dude, it's a fun video. Super
fast playing, of course, it's The Great Kat. She's got 3 guys behind her
playing the guitar, like it's an orchestra. A Lot of fun. Great tune.
It's The Great Kat at her best, shredding like a maniac. William Tell
Overture on iTunes." - Roch Vaillancourt,
TELL OVERTURE" Music Video Review in Rough Edge: "The Great Kat, one of the fastest guitarists (if not
fastest) in the world, with her blistering version of the William Tell Overture. It's well worth the download just to watch her play, her fingers flying across the frets in a blur, every note clear and sharp. Maximum flash and speed. The Great Kat is an artist who continues to impress." - R. Scott Bolton, Rough Edge
EXAMINER.COM COMPARES THE GREAT KAT TO JIMI HENDRIX! “The Great Kat loves to entertain and uses showmanship antics, the likes of which, may be compared to Jimi Hendrix. She licks the guitar and pulls it up over her head and behind her back” – Marjorie LaPrade, Boston Art Examiner
EXAMINER.COM'S REVIEW OF THE GREAT KAT'S "WILLIAM TELL OVERTURE" MUSIC VIDEO "'WILLIAM TELL OVERTURE' GETS A METAL REVAMP"! "What's new with heavy metal's favorite speed shredding goddess? The Great Kat released a music video for her version of Rossini's 'William Tell Overture.' She plays both the guitar and the violin (usually at 300 BPM), transcribes classical music for a modern twist and dominates her fans. The Great Kat loves to entertain and uses showmanship antics, the likes of which, may be compared to Jimi Hendrix. She licks the guitar and pulls it up over her head and behind her back. If this description intrigues you, you can preview a portion of the music video on iTunes and make your purchase accordingly." - By Marjorie LaPrade, Boston Art Examiner
WHOLENOTE ONLINE GUITAR FEATURES THE GREAT KAT in "NEED FOR SPEED: THE 50 FASTEST GUITARISTS OF ALL TIME BY GUITAR WORLD STAFF. 50 fastest masters of the fretboard" "The Great Kat. SIGNATURE SONG: 'The Flight of the Bumble Bee'. ALBUM: Beethoven on Speed."
"HEAVY METAL: THE MUSIC AND ITS CULTURE" BOOK FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN "MAKING THE MUSIC: METAL GODS" - CHAPTER 3!
"The Great Kat. Trained as a classical violinist at Juilliard, Kat, who played at Carnegie Hall, is a speed-metal guitarist. Her style evokes the image of Paganini as a headbanger. Performing feats of technical virtuosity in her decollete leather and studs outfit." - Deena Weinstein, "Heavy Metal: The Music And Its Culture" Book
THE JUILLIARD SCHOOL'S ALUMNI NEWS FEATURES THE GREAT KAT! "Class
Notes for March 2014. A heavy metal rendition of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
by Katherine Thomas (Diploma, violin), a.k.a. the Great Kat, was used in
a television commercial for the Call of Duty video game franchise."
"THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS" NAMES THE GREAT KAT'S "BLOODY
VIVALDI" CD "200 EMBARRASSINGLY" ALBUM COVERS"! "66. THE GREAT KAT -
Bloody Vivaldi" - Howie Abrams, The Merciless Book of Metal Lists
- "THE GENRES OF METAL VOL. 1. SPEED METAL. THE GREAT KAT" VIDEO
FEATURES THE GREAT KAT NYC INTERVIEW, "METAL MESSIAH" VIDEO and
"BEETHOVEN MOSH" VIDEO (Great Kat Segment at 15:55 to 17:39)! "The most
brilliant, vicious music ever heard: HYPERSPEED!!!! The music of the
21st Century!" -The Great Kat WATCH at
EXAMINER.COM FEATURES THE GREAT KAT in "'GREAT KAT' SHREDS BEETHOVEN AND
METAL STEREOTYPES"! "The rock/metal music scene has long been known
as having the reputation of being a 'boy's club,' but there are women
with great talent in the industry. 'Great Kat' is an alumna of
Juilliard, a very prestigious music school and is said to be among the
fast guitar shredders in the world as well as a violin virtuoso. She
uses her knowledge of classical music and love of metal to combine them
in a high speed frenzy of technical skill and feeling." - Marjorie
Boston Art Examiner
MEDIA BISTRO FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN "TAG EUROPE, TESCO USE THE GREAT
KAT TO PROMOTE 'CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS'! "In a textbook display of how
advertising is much different in the U.K., Tag Europe and Tesco — the
world’s second largest retailer — used the music of The Great Kat in
their ad for Call of Duty: Ghosts to add a sense of drama and urgency to
the spot. In America, you don’t use the music of classically-trained
virtuosos to sell video games, you use Eminem. The 20 second spot scores
The Great Kat‘s rendition of Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” to its footage
of players enjoying the game." - By Erik Oster,
HIGH SPEED HANGOVER SHOW FEATURES THE GREAT KAT! "The Great Kat. She
graduated from Juilliard on violin. She's a very classically trained
guitar player. She started playing shred thrash metal, which is f**king
awesome. She's a bloody awesome musician. 'Metal Messiah' by The Great
Kat from 'Worship Me Or Die!' album, is a f**king great album, so
bloody check that out. The Great Kat is a frickin' legend. She's a Metal
Amazon. She's a f**king beast." - DJ Grey and Liam Fra, High Speed
LISTEN TO CLIP NOW:
Chick" definition in "Urban Dictionary": "Good examples of rock chicks
include Guitarist Great Kat (aka Katherine Thomas)-- who is known for
her extremely technical shredding."
"The Great Kat" definition in "Urban Dictionary": "Awesome trained
violin virtuoso chic that became a guitar virtuoso after graduating. She
can play faster than most would be MALE guitar heroes, she's a hot
dominatrix, and placed number 10 in "fastest shredders of all time"
(only girl in the list by the way... girl power!!!)"
GREAT KAT: "Famous Juilliard School Alumni"-
NETWORK AWESOME FEATURES THE GREAT KAT VIDEO COLLECTION! "Collection - The Great Kat. It's the Great Kat and your not worthy of her awesomeness!"
The Aquarian Weekly: "We recently got the time to talk with Juilliard scholar turned 'speed metal wizard' The Great Kat about her transformation from a classical musician to who she is now as well as more."
THE AMERICAN BEETHOVEN SOCIETY Features THE GREAT KAT'S "BEETHOVEN SHREDS" CD & "BEETHOVEN ON SPEED" CD in "AMERICA'S BEETHOVEN" EXHIBIT!
"No one has exploited Beethoven to the extent that Katherine Thomas, known as The Great Kat, has. She does not just play Beethoven: she considers herself Beethoven reincarnated. In a male-dominated field, heavy metal, she is virtuosic, transgressive, and aggressive. The Great Kat, Beethoven on Speed CD. The Great Kat, Beethoven Shreds CD"! -Michael Broyles, THE AMERICAN BEETHOVEN SOCIETY
"A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO HEAVY METAL #17 - SHRED" FEATURES THE GREAT KAT'S "BEETHOVEN ON SPEED" CD! "The Great Kat - Beethoven On Speed. Album full of references to legendary classical composers and metal renditions of classical standards...Juilliard trained guitarist and violinist, out of her mind dominatrix Katherine Thomas, aka The Great Kat. This recording is pure, magical insanity." - Sean McGavin, "A Beginner's Guide To Heavy Metal #17 - Shred"
CYBERLIFE TV SHOW ON THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL FEATURES THE GREAT KAT'S "DIGITAL BEETHOVEN ON CYBERSPEED" CD-ROM/CD! "Ludwig van for the rock 'n' roll generation. You've got to brace yourself for the frenetic female force behind Digital Beethoven On Cyberspeed. Meet The Great Kat. Beethoven's back for a whole new generation." - CyberLife TV Show, Discovery Channel
Musician's Friend Features The Great Kat Guitar Goddess! "Today, the Scorpion is the choice instrument for The Great Kat, as she plays her unique blend of classical music and heavy metal." - Musician's Friend
ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME FEATURES THE GREAT KAT PHOTOS FROM SPIN MAGAZINE'S INTERVIEW "FASTER PUSSY KAT, KILL! KILL!"
MINIMALIA FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN "THE 50 FASTEST GUITARISTS"! "THE 50 FASTEST IN THE WORLD. You want fast guitar? Guitar World has opened a vote and elected the 50 fastest in the world. #5. The Great Kat."
Metal Night at The Westside Palace Features The Great Kat's "BEETHOVEN ON SPEED" CD in "Revenge of the Mongrel - Shred Metal and Dangerous Spells in Dantor"! "Guitar virtuoso The Great Kat. Beethoven on Speed was our favorite album of the night. It's just fun. Her songs are packed with nice bouncy thrash riffs, are fast as f**k, and are nice little spurts of aggression and speed, like grindcore for shredheads. Her abundant guitar solos are unsubtle and proceed at amazing speeds. The whole album says, "Hey, I went to Juilliard" and shreds along its lunatic way. The lady has a huge d**k upon with which she feeds were devoted cult." - By Joseph "Blood Mace" McIntosh and Chris "Demon Scourge" Eddy, Metal Night at The Westside Palace
ABC-TV'S TAKE FIVE & COMPANY TV SHOW FEATURES THE GREAT KAT'S "BEETHOVEN'S GUITAR SHRED" DVD on "GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN: SUMMER PRODUCTS"!
"OK all you rock-n-rollers. This is The Great Kat's 'Beethoven Guitar Shred' DVD. She's the world's fastest female guitarist. On this DVD are music videos featuring Kat shredding to such classics as 'The Flight of the Bumble-Bee', a metal version of the world's most famous symphony Beethoven's "5th". Have you piqued your interest?" - Denise Pritchard, ABC-TV'S Take Five & Company TV Show. WATCH HERE: http://www.greatkat.com/59/articles/greatkatontakefive2.wmv
MORTON DOWNEY JR. MOVIE COMING OUT JUNE 7! SEE The Great Kat DOMINATE MORTON DOWNEY JR. on ORIGINAL "THE MORTON DOWNEY JR. SHOW"! FAMOUS, OUTRAGEOUS EPISODE! WATCH NOW: http://youtu.be/ua5jxv8TrMc
NACHRICHTEN'S REVIEW OF THE GREAT KAT'S "WAGNER'S WAR" CD! "The electrifying American heavy metal guitarist The Great Kat has done it again! Just in time for Richard Wagner's 200th Jubilee is the glorious album 'Wagner's War'. War-like musical exploration of the horrible attacks of September 11th."- Christopher Doemges, Nachrichten (Germany)
DIEREDAKTION.DE'S REVIEW OF THE GREAT KAT'S "WAGNER'S WAR" CD! "'Wagner's War' in Heavy Metal. 'The Ride Of The Valkyries'. This is great, it is exuberant! The Great Kat, her musical power. 'Heavy and brutal Ode to War' is subtitled the second piece. Would Wagner turn over in his grave? To him, yes you can be as you want. His music was revolutionary, as well as the CD 'Wagner's War' by The Great Kat." - Christopher Doemges, DieRedaktion.de (Germany)
INDEPENDENT MEDIA CENTER'S REVIEW OF THE GREAT KAT'S "WAGNER'S WAR" CD! "'Wagner's War' in Heavy Metal - remarkable!" -Christopher Doemges, Independent Media Center
BBC MUSIC FEATURES THE GREAT KAT GUITAR SHREDDER!
ENTS24 FEATURES THE GREAT KAT! "The Great Kat. AKA Katherine
Thomas, a classical violin graduate of the famed Juilliard
school, who has reinvented herself as a guitar shredder. She is
believed to be the fastest female guitarist in the world."
THE GREAT KAT IS NOW #1 on "Rankopedia: Vote: Favourite
Celebrity of Multiple Nationalities"!
WALMART SHOPPERS!! The Great Kat's "BEETHOVEN'S GUITAR SHRED"
available on WALMART!!!!
Rent or Buy at
"The Great Kat. 'Beethoven Shreds'. 110 out of 100 points FULL
SCORE for KILLER METAL !!!!! The Great Kat has been a heavy
metal legend and a true metal hero…and the worlds greatest
shredding metal thrashing guitarist." -Ron Mabe,
NEW COMPETITION! "Win 1 of 5 The Great Kat's Vivaldi's - The Four Seasons CDs" on MUSIC-NEWS.COM! "GUITAR GODDESS THE GREAT KAT SHREDS VIVALDI'S 'THE FOUR SEASONS' Music Video on Guitar And Violin!" closing date: 20 Feb 2013
"INSPIRING ALL-AMERICAN WOMEN" Featuring The Great Kat, is the #1 POST for 2012 in "FEELING GOOD ABOUT FEMINISM"! "I admire The Great Kat for her musical talent and charisma. Kat defies the odds, with mind-blowing technical skills on guitar and violin. I frequently wish that more women will pursue technical skill sets in music; the world needs more of us who self-identify as 'Great'." - by sparksofme, Feeling Good About Feminism
THAT METAL BLOG NAMES THE GREAT KAT "TOP 5 WOMEN OF HEAVY METAL"!
"The Great Kat is most popular for her solo covers of well-known classical composers like Vivaldi, Beethoven, and Bach. Guitar One magazine even named her as one of the 'top shredders of all Time.' Parading on stage in dominatrix attire, The Great Kat performed wicked solos and thrash metal riffs." - That Metal Blog
THE METAL PIT NAMES THE GREAT KAT "METAL MAIDEN OF THE MONTH DECEMBER 2012"!
"THE METAL PIT features this month as Metal Maiden of the Month the legendary guitar virtuoso THE GREAT KAT!!! Combining classical music and guitar shredding she has inspired many females and males to pick up a guitar." - Blake Mossey, The Metal Pit
GUITAR TRICKS NAMES THE GREAT KAT "SIX OF MUSIC'S MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMEN GUITARISTS"!
"Guitar virtuoso The Great Kat is 'girl power' at its raunchiest. Thrash metal guitarist who's been dubbed one of the fastest on the planet. Kat's finger-bleeding speed has to be heard to be believed. She's mind-boggingly fast. Here's a short clip of Kat playing guitar and violin on 'The Flight of the Bumblebee'. Her first live performance left the entire audience with mouths agape, shocked that a woman could play faster than practically any guy in the world." - Guitar Tricks
METALHOLIC MAGAZINE NAMES THE GREAT KAT "METALHOLIC'S 15 HOTTEST FEMALE GUITAR SHREDDERS"! "The art of female shred began with speed demon, The Great Kat. The Juilliard trained musician has won numerous accolades as one of the fastest guitar players in the world. Her talent is undeniable, and her over-the-top self-sexploitation has made her the first name to most casual metal fans lips when female lead guitarists are mentioned." - Rustyn Rose, Metalholic Magazine
RADIOACTIVE METAL RADIO SHOW AWARDS THE GREAT KAT "SNOWY'S ANGEL OF THE YEAR" in "2011 RAMMY AWARDS"! "Frickin awesome. The Great Kat! She put out a killer album, 'Beethoven Shreds', this year. The Great Kat is really doing a lot to advance metal and Classical Music - the fusion of them. She's my Snowy's Angel Of The Year." - Roch Vaillancourt, Radioactive Metal - HEAR RADIO SHOW NOW!
FRANKFURTER RUNDSCHAU NEWSPAPER NAMES THE GREAT KAT'S "WAGNER'S WAR" CD "THE BEST RECORDS 2011"! "The best music of 2011: The Great Kat: Wagner’s War, Tpr Music/Cargo" - Frankfurter Rundschau Newspaper (Germany)
"WRITER'S CHOICE AWARD" FROM PAPER DRAGON INK GOES TO THE GREAT KAT'S "ROSSINI'S RAPE" CD!
GUITAR WORLD MAGAZINE'S READERS' POLL NAMES THE GREAT KAT "TOP-10 FASTEST GUITARISTS OF ALL TIME"!
GUITAR WORLD MAGAZINE READER'S POLL NAMES THE GREAT KAT #5 in "THE 50 FASTEST GUITARISTS OF ALL TIME"!
GUITAR WORLD MAGAZINE NAMES THE GREAT KAT "50 FASTEST GUITARISTS OF ALL
TIME"! "The Great Kat. SIGNATURE SONG: 'The Flight of the Bumble
Bee'. Juilliard-trained virtuoso. Heavy leather dominatrix persona so
over the top." -
Guitar World Magazine
- The Great Kat's Music on GOOGLE PLAY!
- THE JUILLIARD SCHOOL'S ALUMNI NEWS FEATURES THE GREAT KAT! "Katherine Thomas, a.k.a. the Great Kat (Diploma, violin), received a star in the Guitar Hero Galaxy in the May/June issue of
magazine." - The Juilliard School's Alumni News
- MTV ARTISTS FEATURES THE GREAT KAT'S SHRED/CLASSICAL MASTERPIECE CDS!
MUSICRADAR.COM NAMES THE GREAT KAT AS "20 OF THE FASTEST GUITARISTS IN THE WORLD TODAY"! "The Great Kat. Fastest track: Metal Messiah. The Great Kat deserves credit, not just for her incredible speed, but for sticking to her passion. An uncompromising shred demon hell-bent on bringing classical music crashing into the 20th (and now the 21st) century, preferably at about 500bpm." - Matthew Parker, MusicRadar.com
- FEELING GOOD ABOUT FEMINISM NAMES THE GREAT KAT "TOP 5 AMAZING WOMEN YOU ASPIRE TO BE LIKE" in "INSPIRING ALL-AMERICAN WOMEN"! "I admire The Great Kat for her musical talent and charisma. Kat defies the odds, with mind-blowing technical skills on guitar and violin. I frequently wish that more women will pursue technical skill sets in music; the world needs more of us who self-identify as 'Great'." - by sparksofme, Feeling Good About Feminism
SOUTHERN FRIED GAMER Features GUITAR GODDESS GREAT KAT in "Great Kat Shreds Her Way Into Beethoven Exhibit"!
- ABC-TV'S TAKE FIVE & COMPANY SHOW (Grand Rapids, MI) FEATURES THE GREAT KAT’S "BEETHOVEN SHREDS" CD! "The Great Kat. This woman is the world's fastest female guitarist. She is a graduate of the Juilliard School, so you know she has cred. She's a violin virtuoso and the world’s fastest guitar shredder. Her new ‘Beethoven Shreds’ CD showcases Classical music shredded on the guitar and violin, we’re talking Beethoven, Bach, Paganini. ‘Flight of the Bumble-Bee’. That’s cool!" - Take Five & Company TV Show WATCH SHOW HERE!
- TOTAL GUITAR MAGAZINE FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN "BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO 5 (1ST MOVEMENT)"! "The Great Kat (Beethoven Shreds) includes a short arrangement of the tune [Beethoven Symphony No 5] at a breakneck tempo, infused with shred heroics and speed-metal accompaniment. The Great Kat's shred histrionics take Beethoven's Fifth to a whole new level...Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #3. The Great Kat provides 100 seconds of utterly mad shred guitar with multiple lead parts weaving in and out of each other, all played at lightning pace." - Total Guitar Magazine (July 2012 Issue)
"INSANITY 101: WAY OF THE GODS THE GREAT KAT" in SKINNY DEVIL MAGAZINE! "The Great Kat – who is not only an excellent shredder, but a fine composer, too – is probably best known for re-orchestrating classical music standards for shred-metal interpretation. This has included the works of Vivaldi, Rossini, Beethoven, and others, and requires a firm grasp of both speed-picking and sweep-picking, not to mention a very limber fret-hand." -Skinny Devil, Skinny Devil Magazine
- SIRIUS XM SATELLITE RADIO'S LIQUID METAL Features THE GREAT KAT’S "METAL MESSIAH" on IAN CHRISTE'S "9 YEARS OF METAL HISTORY" on BLOODY ROOTS SHOW!
- YOUTUBE LAUNCHES "YOUTUBE - THE GREAT KAT" CHANNEL, FEATURING TONS OF INSANE GUITAR SHRED GREAT KAT MUSIC VIDEOS & TV SHOWS: "Metal Messiah", "Beethoven Mosh", Paganini's "Caprice #24", "The Flight Of The Bumble-Bee", "Good Day New York", "The Morton Downey Jr. Show" & MUCH MORE! http://www.youtube.com/channel/HCuJG9jO1nSCE/featured
TIME MAGAZINE FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN "FOXLV2 BLUETOOTH PORTABLE SPEAKER REVIEW"! "The Great Kat? Of “Beethoven on Speed” fame? Using it as a traveling practice amp? Mission accomplished! I asked to give the baseline model a whirl." - Matt Peckham, Time Magazine
- Download The Great Kat's SHRED/CLASSICAL Music on MUVE at http://musicroom.wpoc.com/iplaylist/artist/26474/
- "The Great Kat 'Top 10 Fastest Shredders of All Time' Uses foxL when Shredding Guitar at 300 BPM"! "The Great Kat 'Top 10 Fastest Shredders of All Time' - Guitar One Magazine, with over 1 million YouTube views, uses the portable foxL to shred wherever she goes, when a full-sized guitar stack amp would be impractical: warming up before recording sessions and on tour."
- THE GREAT KAT IN EXAMINER.COM'S "MUSIC FANS CAN BID ON MEMORABILIA TO SUPPORT GRAMMY FOUNDATION AND MUSICARES"! "Flying V's are favorited by a wide range of guitarists, from ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons to the female guitar virtuoso The Great Kat." - Phyllis Pollack, Rock Music Examiner, Examiner.com
- NPR FEATURES THE GREAT KAT'S INTERVIEW ON "PERFORMANCE TODAY" WITH MARTIN GOLDSMITH! "Martin talks to The Great Kat, a.k.a. Katherine Thomas, Juilliard graduate, composer and self-styled multi-media wizard who claims that she is the reincarnation of Beethoven. Her CD, 'Beethoven on Speed' and 'The Great Kat's Digital Beethoven on Cyberspeed CD ROM' promise to 'take you screaming into the 21st century.'" - NPR "Get ready for a jolt!" - Martin Goldsmith, National Public Radio
GIGWISE FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN "THE NAKED AND FAMOUS: STARS WHO CAN'T KEEP THEIR CLOTHES ON"! "The Great Kat - The Great Kat, whose real name is Katherine Thomas (sounds a lot more serene doesn't it?), has built a career on dressing like a dominatrix. Here she is in one of her more tame publicity shots, looking like she's prepared to rip our heads off." - Gigwise
ATTACK MAGAZINE FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN "THE WOMEN OF ROCK"! "KATHERINE THOMAS: The Great Kat. The impressive bloody blonde, began as a model student violinist, even giving a concert as a solo violinist at Carnegie Hall. Great passion for the greats among the greats (Wagner, Paganini, Beethoven, Bach, Vivaldi ...) she realized that classical music was dead (according to her), and discovered speed metal. Her virtuosity on the violin was adapted to the guitar, and today is considered one of the fastest guitarists in the world." -
Alejandra Rivera C., Attack Magazine
- THE GREAT KAT'S "WORSHIP ME OR DIE!" IN HOUSTON PRESS' "BIG 1987 DEBUT ALBUMS"! "The Great Kat, Worship Me Or Die" - Craig Hlavaty, Houston Press
- MOVEMENT MAGAZINE FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN "NEW VIOLIN AND GUITAR YOUTUBE GREAT KAT VIDEO CLIP. BACH'S "BRANDENBURG CONCERTO #3"!
SPIN MAGAZINE HONORS THE GREAT KAT WITH A STAR IN THE "GUITAR HERO GALAXY"! "THE LOUDER THE BETTER - INTERSTELLAR OVERDRIVE. From rock legends to the Devil - with callouts to and riffs from today's hottest players-our highly subjective classification of the guitar-hero galaxy. THE GREAT KAT." - David Marchese, Spin Magazine (May/June 2012)
MARIA'S SPACE FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN "THE GREAT KAT SHREDS THE CLASSICS"! "I truly love my metal and this chick can shred!" - Maria Gagliano, Maria's Space
GUITAR GIRL MAGAZINE FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN "THE GREAT KAT'S 'BEETHOVEN SHREDS' FUSES ICONIC CLASSIC WORKS WITH METAL"! "Guitar World Magazine called her one of the world’s 'greatest female guitarists,' and Guitar One Magazine called her one of the 'top ten shredders of all time.' The Great Kat. 'Beethoven Shreds'. Includes her version of the iconic classics 'The Flight Of The Bumble Bee,' Beethoven’s '5th Symphony,' Bach’s 'Brandenburg Concerto #3' and Paganini’s 'Caprice #24.'" - Phyllis Pollack, Guitar Girl Magazine
NECROMAG FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN "THE GREAT KAT SHREDS THE CLASSICS"!
"The Great Kat. 'Beethoven Shreds' which includes speed demon versions of five renowned classical compositions, lacing these masterpieces with the fuel and fury of metal. Combining classical content with thrash ferocity one of Kat’s signature pieces is Flight of Bumble Bee performed at over 300bpm. This storm of speed on both guitar and violin strings plays bafflingly fast, Kat effectively crashes together two opposing musical forces with all the gusto that shines through in her intimidating performances." - James Paterson, Necromag
EXAMINER.COM FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN "ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN: THE GREAT KAT'S 'BEETHOVEN SHREDS' RESTYLES FAMED COMPOSER"! "The Great Kat, whose 34 videos have collectively received over one million hits on YouTube, has released her eleventh album. Appropriately titled 'Beethoven Shreds,' a speed demon version of five revered classical tracks served up Great Kat style on guitar. Combining her love of all things metal with her knowledge of classical music, the album is a whirlwind look at Beethoven gone metal. Lacing virtuosity with speed." - Phyllis Pollack, Rock Music Examiner, Examiner.com
IMAGING INSIDER FEATURES THE GREAT KAT GUITAR GODDESS!! "OVER 1 MILLION YOUTUBE VIEWS OF THE GREAT KAT’S SHRED/CLASSICAL MUSIC VIDEOS! BEETHOVEN, PAGANINI, BACH, “THE FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLE-BEE” & more!"
- SOUTHERN FRIED GAMER FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN "GREAT KAT WANTS TO MAKE YOU ONE IN A MILLION"!
- MINTLIFE FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN "A SHOCKING TALENT"! "A Shocking Talent. The Great Kat is a larger than life Juilliard trained classical violinist turned guitar shredder (extremely fast guitarist in the heavy metal style). She takes her knowledge of the great works of Beethoven, Bach, and Mozart and processes them through a heavy metal music filter to 'single-handedly resurrect classical music.' What she does: Kat’s extreme talent and classical training allows her to create an outrageous persona that supports both her professional message and motivation." -Rachel Weingarten, MintLife
SOUTHERN FRIED GAMER FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN "GREAT KAT TEACHES YOU HOW TO SHRED"! "The queen of classical shred violin and one of the fastest guitar players in the world, The Great Kat, has posted some new demonstration videos on to Youtube. Beethoven’s 5th and Flight of the Bumblebee include the tablature and music notation, if you get the hankering to give it a try yourself. Good luck with that. When her music comes through my stereo on my playlist, my ears have a hard time keeping up. If you like shred or classical music, you should check these vids out." - Will C, Southern Fried Gamer
- METAL LIFE MAGAZINE FEATURES THE GREAT KAT in "GREAT KAT guitar shred demonstrations of Beethoven, Paganini and more"!
THE JUILLIARD SCHOOL'S ALUMNI NEWS FEATURES THE GREAT KAT! "Wagner’s War, an album by Katherine Thomas, a.k.a. the Great Kat (Pre-College; Diploma, violin), was named one of the best records of 2011 by Frankfurter Rundschau newspaper." - The Juilliard School's Alumni News
- ACCENT ON TAMPA BAY MAGAZINE FEATURES THE GREAT KAT'S "BEETHOVEN SHREDS" CD!
- "The Great Kat guitar goddess is the renowned Juilliard Grad Violin Virtuoso/Carnegie Recital Hall Violin Soloist turned guitar-shred virtuoso, famous for shredding exciting classical Music at astounding speeds on the guitar. Revolutionizing classical and metal at the same time."
- INMUSIC FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN "CHICK METAL GUITARIST SHREDS BEETHOVEN, BACH (WATCH!)"!
"Great Kat, a foxy, speed metal-loving guitar shredder who also happens to be a Juilliard graduate violin virtuoso with a penchant for kicking the stuffing out of classical compositions by giving them rock treatments. Great Kat has apparently been amassing fans of her lightning-fast metal-meets-classical guitar playing from far and wide. I especially like her head-snapping run through Rimsky-Korsakov’s 'The Flight of the Bumblebee.' Enjoy!" -Kim Hughes, InMusic
- SOUTHERN FRIED GAMER FEATURES THE GREAT KAT in "THIS LADY CAN SHRED FASTER THAN YOU!"
- ROMPE LAS CADENAS FEATURES THE GREAT KAT in "THE GREAT KAT LAUNCHES NEW ALBUM"! "The English guitarist ranked among the ten best in the world released a new album, which is titled 'Beethoven Shreds,' and, as the name anticipates, plays compositions by Beethoven, Bach, Paganini and Rimsky-Korsakov, among others." -Rompe Las Cadenas
- MUSICPLAYERS BLOG FEATURES THE GREAT KAT in "'BEETHOVEN SHREDS' CD NOW OUT WORLDWIDE!"
MUSICA HEAVY FEATURES THE GREAT KAT in "NOTI-FLASH HEAVY (INTERNATIONAL): THE GREAT KAT"! "The virtuoso and sweeping The Great Kat, recognized among the top 10 shred instrumentalists of all time, has a new album worldwide titled Beethoven Shreds. The CD includes pieces recognized worldwide, such as 'The Flight of the Bumblebee', 'The Fifth Symphony,' Beethoven, 'Caprice No. 24' by Paganini and 'Brandenburg Concerto' by Bach, performed at full speed." - Musica Heavy
- SOUTHERN FRIED GAMER FEATURES THE GREAT KAT in "BEETHOVEN NOW SHREDDING WORLD WIDE" - Will C., Southern Fried Gamer
- METAL SHOCK FINLAND FEATURES THE GREAT KAT in "THE GREAT KAT GUITAR SHREDDER: BEETHOVEN SHREDS CD NOW OUT WORLDWIDE – FEATURING BEETHOVEN, BACH, PAGANINI"
- RAFABASA.COM FEATURES THE GREAT KAT in "METALLICA – RIOT – Tracy G – DIO – MORGOTH – SUICIDAL ANGELS – THE GREAT KAT"
- CINCINNATI CITYBEAT'S "SQUEEZE THE DAY FOR 12/16" FEATURES THE GREAT KAT! "Great modern Beethoven reimaginer — The Great Kat! The Metal guitarist is one of the fastest on the planet (ask Guitar World magazine, which ranked her on their list of the 50 fastest players ever). Kat is a LVB superfan known for her takes on the musical genius' greatest composition. It's pretty much exactly what you would think a wild-eyed Thrash Metal guitar shredder playing Classical music would sound like, but impressive nonetheless." - Mike Breen, Cincinnati CityBeat
- MY BOOK, THE MOVIE BLOG FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN "MICHAEL BROYLES'S 'BEETHOVEN IN AMERICA'"!
"He here shares some ideas about casting the adaptation of-- his new book, Beethoven in America: How do you make a movie about story that spans two-hundred years of American history, about an icon who was long dead, and when alive never set foot on America? It’s not easy, but Hollywood has always relished challenges. Katherine Thomas, The Great Kat of the heavy metal world, claims to be Beethoven reincarnated. There could be a complete transformation here." - Marshal Zeringue, My Book, The Movie Blog
- NO CLEAN SINGING FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN "THE GREAT KAT: THE MUSIC OF THE F**KIN 21ST CENTURY"! "The Great Kat is like the female version of Gilbert Gottfried, except she looks tastier and she can shred. Guitar One magazine actually did list her as one of the Top 10 Fastest Shredders of All Time." - Islander, No Clean Singing
- PAPER DRAGON INK'S REVIEW OF THE GREAT KAT'S "GUITAR GODDESS", "BLOODY VIVALDI", "ROSSINI'S RAPE" & "WAGNER'S WAR" CDS! "Hard-hitting sucker punch of shredded classical mayhem. 'Wagner’s War' is definitely a work of art provided by the hands, and twisted minds, of The Great Kat. Another must have for the everyday audiophile." - Alex Hipkins, Paper Dragon Ink
- MEVIO MUSIC FEATURES THE GREAT KAT'S "BEETHOVEN'S GUITAR SHRED" DVD IN MEVIO'S "MUSIC HOLIDAY BUYING GUIDE"! "The Great Kat named one of the fastest guitar players. Probably the fastest female shredder on the face of the earth. 'Flight Of The Bumble-Bee' at 300 Beats Per Minute. It does not get any faster than that. This makes a great stocking stuffer. The Great Kat 'Beethoven's Guitar Shred'." - Michael Butler, MEVIO Music
- M@N! MAGAZINE FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN "WOMEN IN METAL MUSIC"!
"Great Kat. Incredible talent, one of the best female guitar player. This blonde has managed something that no one before her could do: combine speed metal with classical music. This creates 'Beethoven on speed.' Charming and adorable, and controversial and scandalous. She is known for her eccentricity and personality." - Stefan Davidovic, M@N! Magazine
- "SHOCK ROCK: SEXO, VIOLENCIA Y TEATRO" ("Shock Rock: Sex, Violence and Theater"), NEW BOOK BY JORDI TARREGA, FEATURES THE GREAT KAT INTERVIEW! (Quarentena Publishing) "The Great Kat, the virtuoso violinist and guitarist of metal who shreds all classical artists such as Beethoven, Paganini, Vivaldi, Mozart, Bach. She plays their parts at the speed of light. She is quite a character, genius and figure, but her extensive classical training allows her to reach extreme speeds that few are able to reach." -Jordi Zelig Tarrega, The Metal Circus
- WQXR CLASSICAL RADIO FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN "HOW BEETHOVEN BECAME AN AMERICAN ICON"! "Ludwig Through the Lens of Filmmakers, Activists, Rockers and Rappers. The Great Kat riffs on Beethoven." - By Brian Wise, WQXR Classical Radio
"WQXR Declares NOVEMBER BEETHOVEN AWARENESS MONTH"!
- METALSUCKS.NET FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN "THE GREAT KAT WAS A GENIUS AHEAD OF HER TIME!"
- "THE GREAT KAT WAS A GENIUS AHEAD OF HER TIME! She was absolutely brilliant and way ahead of her time. It’s kind of amazing how simultaneously obsessed with the music of the past and locked into the technology of the future The Great Kat is. She’s so sincere about her love of classical music and so cock-sure of the direction technology will head in the 21st Century… was she onto something or what?" - Vince Neilstein, Metalsucks.net
- THE BAILEY BROADCAST RADIO SHOW FEATURES THE GREAT KAT'S "BEETHOVEN SHREDS" CD & INSANE RADIO ID! "Rock Goddess! The very COOL rock goddess, The Great Kat. That was 'Flight of the Bumble-Bee'. We're talking speeds of up to 300 Beats a minute here. INSANE guitar shred speed. That is just totally insane. Get your copy of 'Beethoven Shreds'." - Bill Bailey, The Bailey Broadcast Radio Show, 92.7 FM KGBR HEAR RADIO SHOW NOW!
- EN 440 FEATURES THE GREAT KAT in "TOP 50 OF THE FASTEST GUITARISTS"!
- METAL SERBIA FEATURES THE GREAT KAT in "THE FASTEST GUITARISTS OF THE WORLD"!
WENN - THE CELEBRITY WORLD ENTERTAINMENT NEWS NETWORK - FEATURES THE GREAT KAT: "YOUTUBE SENSATION THE GREAT KAT HAS BECOME KNOWN FOR HER HEAVY METAL TAKE ON CLASSICAL MUSIC"!
"The Great Kat shows off unique talents on Beethoven Shreds. YouTube sensation The Great Kat has become known for her heavy metal take on classical music and her shredding skills on the guitar have captivated audiences across the world. She has now recorded her unique talents on disc for Beethoven Shreds, showing listeners exactly why she is the world's fastest guitar shredder." - WENN
RADIOACTIVE METAL RADIO SHOW INDUCTS THE GREAT KAT INTO "SNOWY'S ANGELS HALL OF FAME"! "The Great Kat is now in the 'Snowy's Angels Hall Of Fame'. We're honored to induct axe virtuoso THE GREAT KAT!" - Roch Vaillancourt, Radioactive Metal
"The Great Kat. Great guitar player and great entertainer. 'Beethoven Shreds'. It's just incredible. So many notes every second. It's crazy! Great Kat takes it to another level of speed. She is shredding the whole time. Paganini's 'Caprice #24'. She just shreds on that one, too. Intense guitar shredding. It's so awesome."
HEAR RADIO SHOW NOW!
ROCK 94.7 Radio's "SCARY TERRY'S SATURDAY NIGHTMARE" SHOW Features THE GREAT KAT! "Scary Terry's Saturday Nightmare will have its first celebrity appearance. The Great Kat, one of the fastest guitarists of all time, was gracious enough to send me some voice work and a copy of her new album, Beethoven Shreds. Shred, it does." - Terry Stevens, Scary Terry's Saturday Nightmare Radio Show
HEAR RADIO SHOW NOW! "That upper tier of female metal artists is incomplete without The Great Kat. Holy face-melting shredding!"
SOUTHERN FRIED GAMER FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN "GREAT KAT'S ARMY, GETS NEW UNIFORM CHOICES"! "In celebration for the world wide launch of her latest album Beethoven Shreds, vivacious classically trained shred guitarist The Great Kat, launched a new line of T-shirts. She commands you to check them out, and choose your stripes." - By Will C, Southern Fried Gamer
- HEAVY METAL BROTHERHOOD FEATURES THE GREAT KAT! "The Great Kat - Messiah Metal. This woman plays an incredible guitar." -Heavy Metal Brotherhood (Argentina)
METAL BUZZ FEATURES THE GREAT KAT!
"Vote for my friend 'The Great Kat'
in Guitar Worlds 'Who Is The Fastest
Guitarist Of All Time' Poll? You
will see many great guitarist on
that list, but The Great Kat can
shred them to HELL in her sleep." -
Heavy Metal Buzz
SQUIDOO FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN
"FEMALE GUITAR SHREDDERS: THE GREAT
KAT"! "The Great Kat. And now,
the fastest of them all. Of all the
female shredders listed here
Juilliard-trained violinist the
Great Kat is the most
LA RELIGION DEL ROCK PESADO FEATURES
THE GREAT KAT in "Who is the fastest
guitarist of all time?"
HOUSTON PRESS NAMES THE GREAT KAT'S
"BLOODY VIVALDI" CD "OUR 14 FAVORITE
BLOODY ALBUM COVERS"!
"Bloody Vivaldi, The Great Kat" - By
Craig Hlavaty, Houston Press
MUSICOUCH NAMES THE GREAT KAT "TOP
15 FEMALE ROCK GUITAR PLAYERS"
"The Great Kat
THE ROCK AND ROLL GURU FEATURES THE
GREAT KAT IN "FRIDAY'S ROCKIN'
ROUNDUP - NATURAL DISASTER EDITION"!
"Here’s what rocked this
week: The Great Kat - The World’s
Fastest Guitarist? Here’s an
interesting piece. This article is
the Great Kat. Her current CD,
Beethoven Shreds, is available now.
So, is the Great Kat the world’s
fastest guitarist? I guess we’ll
have to check out the CD to find
Vie, The Rock and Roll Guru
LA PUA (MEXICO) FEATURES GREAT KAT
IN "INTERVIEW WITH THE GREAT
KAT-PUBLISHED ON MILENIO ONLINE
-'GREAT KAT BEETHOVEN'"!
THE AQUARIAN WEEKLY FEATURES THE
GREAT KAT IN "RANT 'N' ROLL: LOOKING
BACK AT 1991"!
"Great moments on television
included The Great Kat making
mincemeat out of Maury Povich." -
The Aquarian Weekly
TORONTO.COM FEATURES "BEETHOVEN
SHREDS" CD IN "THE ANTI-HIT LIST FOR
"THE GREAT KAT. 'Flight of the
Bumblebee'. Here’s how fast
British-born, New York-raised
guitarist Katherine Thomas plays:
According to iTunes, her new album
Beethoven Shreds clocks in at 7 and
a half minutes long." - John
METAL HAMMER FEATURES THE GREAT KAT
IN "THE PRIMEVAL MOTHERS, PART 2: ON
YOUR KNEES!" "The Great Kat is a
classically trained Violinist. She
demands God-like admiration.
Classical pieces in breath-taking
speeds of high-fidelity. WORSHIP ME
OR DIE! is a absolute must hear for
Speed Metal fans." -
Diana, Metal Hammer (Germany)
"BEETHOVEN WITH BLISTERS" ARTICLE ON
"BEETHOVEN SHREDS CD!
"Juilliard trained classical
musician and face meltingly fast
shred guitarist, The Great Kat, has
a world wide release date for her
album Beethoven Shreds."
CLICKER BLOG FEATURES THE GREAT KAT
IN "WEDNESDAY'S WEB VIDEO GEM: THE
MYSTERIOUS 'GREAT KAT'"!
"That’s The Great Kat. A Juilliard
alum turned thrash metal guitarist
with a flair for covering classical
music. A sampling of some of her
album titles should give you an idea
of what we’re working with: Digital
Beethoven on Cyberspeed, Bloody
Vivaldi, Worship Me or Die!" -
Mike, Clicker Blog
SOUTHERN FRIED GAMER FEATURES "BEETHOVEN SHREDS" CD IN "BEETHOVEN WITH
"Juilliard trained classical musician and face meltingly fast shred guitarist,
The Great Kat, has a world wide release date for her album Beethoven Shreds. She
takes classical music, pops the clutch and squeals the tires out of the gate, as
she is one of the world's fastest shred guitarists. The really beauty of her
music is her classical training really gives the songs a serious sense of
refinement and production value." - Will C,
Southern Fried Gamer
7MOHIJO BLOG FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN "RECOMMENDED BAND OF THE DAY: THE GREAT
KAT"! "The Great Kat is an English virtuoso violinist and metal guitarist
who breaks down all classical artists like Beethoven, Paganini, Vivaldi, Mozart,
Bach. She plays her pieces at the speed of light. She is quite a character,
genius and figure, but her ample classical training allows her to reach extreme
speeds that few are able to reach." - Eddy, 7Mohijo Blog
DAILY KOS FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN "ROCK
"Lady's shoutout: Katherine Thomas (the
Great Kat)." -
By Bill O Rights for An Ear for Music,
DE FOUTMIJN BLOG FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN "THE
GREAT KAT - BEETHOVEN MUSH [MOSH]"!
"Who says that women can't combine metal with
classical? The Great Kat reveals that she is
absolutely multitalented. This is the most
sordid interpretation of Beethoven ever!" -
De Foutmijn Blog (Dutch)
MANUAL DO GUITARRISTA FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN
"INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY SPECIAL - GREAT KAT"!
"Great Kat was born in England and
began playing the violin at 6 years old. She
graduated with honors from Juilliard. She
decided to learn to play guitar and transform
Classical music into Metal. And if you've never
heard her music, you've certainly have heard of
it, well known for her controversial statements
and revealing pictures."
EHOW FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN "COLLEGES WITH
MAJORS IN MUSIC"!
New York City's distinguished Juilliard school
offers a well regarded music program. The music
program at Juilliard features alumni such as
'The Great Kat' Katherine Thomas." - Sarah
CARMILLA ON LINE FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN "TOO
MANY NOTES. WICKED, INCOMPLETE AND BIASED
HISTORY OF SHRED GUITAR"!
"One is surprised to discover that there exists
a human that fast, which is a furious woman. She
is called The Great Kat, always dressed like a
dominatrix and covered in blood of her enemies.
Costumed in this way, there is a madness that
borders on genius. The Great Kat has decided to
convert the immortal themes of Paganini,
Vivaldi, Beethoven and Wagner, which she calls
'shred/classical', where the scores are a hail
of bullets." -
Carmilla On Line (Italy)
NONELOUDER FEATURES "BEETHOVEN'S GUITAR SHRED"
DVD! "She doesn't play, but incinerates,
classical music -- and is faster than Yngwie
Malmsteen. The Great Kat - a Juilliard graduate,
takes guitar playing, classical music, and
performance wow-ness to a whole new level." -
Melanie "Sass" Falina,
- "The Great Kat 'Beethoven's Guitar Shred' is the perfect gift to impress any rocker on your list. The Great Kat is a Juilliard trained violinist turned shredder. And she is fast. She takes Beethoven's music to all new rock -n-roll heights. She is cool and your rocker would love to get this DVD for the Holidays. This is a DVD that is going to impress the rocker in your life this Holiday season." - Susan McGlaun, I4U NEWS
CURRENT TV FEATURES THE GREAT KAT GUITAR
"Did I mention that guitar slinging is a
testosterone-driven thing?... Which is why the
music of the Great Kat is such an unique,
inevitable and astounding accomplishment. The
Great Kat is a female, heavy metal shredder of
unquestionably advanced technical proficiency
and speed on her instruments (she also plays
violin at a virtuoso level)."
PERFECT SOUND FOREVER FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN
"THE GREAT KAT AND SHRED-OMANIA"!
"The music of the Great Kat is such an unique,
inevitable and astounding accomplishment. The
Great Kat is a female, heavy metal shredder of
unquestionably advanced technical proficiency
and speed on her instruments. Her technique is
impeccable, her skills and fluidity ARE
astounding. She is quite staggering to watch and
has technique to spare. She really is one of the
best guitarists out there, bar none." - Gary
Perfect Sound Forever
SOUTHERN FRIED GAMER FEATURES THE GREAT KAT! "Vote for the Great Kat
as the Fastest Guitarslinger. Think that you are the fastest Guitarist
ever? Well, your not. But the Great Kat is. Head on over and cast your
vote for the Great Kat. Then come back here for
Will_C’s review of latest album by the Great Kat."
Southern Fried Gamer
GOOD TIMES METAL OLDIES (RADIO SHOW) FEATURES
THE GREAT KAT! "THE GREAT KAT - FEATURED ON
iTUNES SHRED/CLASSICAL CDS FOR DOWNLOAD!"
AFTER REVOLUTION BLOG FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN "LIST OF WORLD'S FASTEST GUITARIST"!
"The Great Kat is famous for Classical music interpretations in thrash metal music."
THE BASEMENT CLUB'S SCREENING OF "BEETHOVEN'S GUITAR SHRED" DVD ON MON., JUNE 14TH! "Monday (the 14th)@ The Basement for Metal Monday we are screening THE GREAT KAT's insane,insane.insane Beethoven's Guitar Shred DVD." - Morgan Evans,
(The Basement 744 Broadway, Kingston,NY)
"10 SONGS I DEMAND THEY PUT IN ROCK BAND 3" FEATURES THE GREAT KAT ON JASON.CON.CA! "The Flight of the Bumble-Bee – The Great Kat. Katherine Thomas plays Speed Metal versions of classical music. She’s a Juilliard graduate who goes by the moniker
The Great Kat. Although Flight of the Bumble-Bee is an instrumental, Kat plays it so fast that she submitted the song for a Guinness World Record for fastest guitar playing. It would make a great challenge for hardcore guitarists." - Jason MacIsaac,
NEW YORK MAGAZINE FEATURES THE GREAT KAT! "The Great Kat. The High Priestess of Guitar Shred. She can play 'Flight of the Bumblebee' at 300 beats per minute! Wagner’s War, a no-holds-barred response to September 11, includes a cover of that tender Nazi classic 'Flight of the Valkyries.' Her followers (the 'Kat slaves') think she’s just the soldier America needs. Ranked among 'The Ten Fastest Shredders of All Time.' Totally spoiling her crazy-lady rep: She studied classical violin at Juilliard." - Melissa Maerz ,
New York Magazine, 4/21/10
ASSOCIATED CONTENT FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN
"BIZARRE CELEBRITY & MUSIC COMPOSER
COMPARISONS. Was MJ the Reincarnated Mozart?
Bach, Slayer, Big (Great) Kat and Other
Celebrity Comparisons"! "The Great Kat
Priestess of the Guitar Shred and Beethoven.
Great Kat, claimed to actually be a
contemporary Ludwig van Beethoven, can
perform some insanely crazy feats, including
performing many of Beethoven's works at
ridiculously mind-numbing speeds. Great Kat
and Beethoven demonstrated incredible music
accomplishments. (Great Kat actually holds a
degree from Juilliard)." - Sabrina Young,
MILENIO'S FEATURE STORY ON THE GREAT KAT
"DOUBLE-EDGED GUITARIST"! "To play
faster is impossible. Great Kat is the
fastest woman in the world of metal.
Guitarist who reinvents Beethoven with great
speed. Beethoven's Guitar Shred, a DVD which
puts her virtuosity to the service of these
musical geniuses, makes your hair stand on
end. Her CDs are gems of virtuosity and
ahead of time, always premised on speed. The
guitarist makes the music flow and
electrifies the senses, and she reminds us
how great were those who contributed these
notes to the history of music, and as with
the metal, she knows how to combine them
perfectly." - Israel Morales,
CLASSISSIMA FEATURES THE GREAT KAT! "2010
FASTEST GUITARIST TALENTED YOUNG GUINNESS -
EXTRAORDINARY THING"! "The Great Kat is the
stage name of Katherine Thomas, who is famous
for thrash metal music with a little classical
music. Mostly played with electric guitars, but
sometimes plays the violin..." -
THE GREAT KAT "10 FASTEST GUITARIST" ON BLOGGER ON BING INFORMATION! "THE GREAT KAT [Woman]. The Great Kat is the stage name of Katherine Thomas is known for the music thrash metal with some classical music. Mostly played with electric guitar, but sometimes plays the violin. In fact Thomas is a violin instructor, a graduate of the Juilliard School and had a tour to play conventional classical music before finally crossing into metal." - Blogger On Bing Information
RIZMUM BLOG NAMES THE GREAT KAT "GUITARIST OF THE MONTH" (APRIL 2010)!
"Guitarist of the Month. April is the month for The Great Kat. She is a composer, musical revolutionary and a musician best known for her thrash metal interpretations of well-known pieces of classical music." - RizMum, RizMum Blog
RIZMUM BLOG FEATURES THE GREAT KAT SHRED GUITAR
GODDESS! "She is a composer, musical
revolutionary and a musician best known for her
thrash metal interpretations of well-known
pieces of classical music." - RizMum,
- ASSOCIATED CONTENT FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN "RITES OF THE VALKYRIES: WOMEN IN HEAVY METAL"! "The queen of speed. The Great Kat plays shred covers of classical composers like Beethoven and Wagner. One of the fastest guitarists of all, her persona knows no limits." - Zach Zimmerman, Associated Content
INDIE AXE FACTS' INTERVIEW WITH THE GREAT KAT!
"A shredder out of New York who puts a thrash
metal spin on classical pieces..... HEAVY
RIFFAGE! The Great KAT is a virtuoso in the
field of ear-bleeding, thrash, shred-metal
versions of classical pieces."-
Dave Roberts, Indie Axe Facts
- GOTHLAW FEATURES THE GREAT KAT! "Breath-taking rendition of 'Flight of the Bumblebee' which topped out at near 400 bpm. Insane fast that is... Also, she's insane, megalomaniacal, great big hair, and has a killer body." - Der Schatten, Gothlaw
- "The Great Kat is a female metal guitar virtuoso, heavily influenced by classical music. The Great Kat demonstrates the extremes to which metal performers go to accentuate their virtuosity on various instruments."
ABOUT.COM: CLASSIC ROCK FEATURES THE GREAT
KAT'S "BEETHOVEN'S GUITAR SHRED" DVD IN
"LAST MINUTE CLASSIC ROCK CHRISTMAS GIFT
IDEAS"! "Heavy Metal Beethoven. Ya gotta see (and hear)
this one to believe it. It's a guitar shred.
A really really fast guitar shred.
Beethoven's Guitar Shred is a DVD featuring
The Great Kat, a classical violin wunderkind
turned metal guitar shred virtuoso. Like I
watch and listen for yourself." - Dave
About.com: Classic Rock
ENTERTAINING EVIL FEATURES "BEETHOVEN'S GUITAR SHRED" DVD IN "HOLIDAY
HOARDERS GIFT GUIDE 2009"! "Beethoven's Guitar Shred, featuring The Great
Kat, is one hell of a way to infuse both the love of metal and classical
music into one gift. With performances of classical pieces like "Flight
of the Bumblebee" amped up to 300bpm and face-melting solo work, this is
a great fun gift that will have you watching her fingers in awe." - Rene
Rosa aka Evil Adam,
TECHBITES FEATURES "BEETHOVEN'S GUITAR
SHRED" DVD IN "COOL GIFTS"! "Kat is a classically trained violinist
graduated from Juilliard. But what do you do
when you're a hot (technically and
physically) virtuoso? Her answer was to
apply her substantial violin technique to
the electric guitar. And the results are
amazing." - Henry Davis,
MEVIO TODAY FEATURES THE GREAT KAT'S "BEETHOVEN'S GUITAR SHRED" DVD IN
MEVIO MUSIC! "Michael Butler shows us some great gift ideas
for the music lover on your shopping list. This time it's the fastest
female guitarist on the planet, The Great Kat." -
MEVIO TODAY 12/12/09
MEVIO MUSIC FEATURES THE GREAT KAT'S "BEETHOVEN'S GUITAR SHRED" DVD IN
MEVIO'S "MUSIC HOLIDAY BUYING GUIDE"! "The Great Kat named
one of the fastest guitar players. Probably the fastest female shredder
on the face of the earth. 'Flight Of The Bumble-Bee' at 300 Beats Per
Minute. It does not get any faster than that. This makes a great
stocking stuffer." - Michael Butler,
CURVE MAGAZINE FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN CURVE MAGAZINE'S "GIFT GUIDE 09"! "Get The Great Kat's Beethoven's Guitar Shred DVD, a hot girl doing metal to classical." -
Curve Magazine (Dec. 09)
OIDALE-ROCK BLOG FEATURES THE GREAT KAT IN "THE GREAT KAT - WORSHIP ME OR DIE!"!
"The Great Kat is a violinist guitarist who graduated from the prestigious Juilliard School. Her music evokes to the great masters of Classical music, with a touch of violent metal and a perfect technique. She was chosen among the ten fastest guitarists to ever, and YES, it must be said, this female plays like the Gods." - By
Angel, OidalE-Rock Blog
WORLD MOVES FAST BLOG FEATURES THE GREAT KAT!
"THE GREAT KAT. Metal!"
DE VOLKSKRANT (NETHERLANDS) FEATURES THE GREAT
hero, a phenomenon so excellent that you can't
imagine the previous years have been possible.
The Great Kat is her alias, Katherine Thomas is
her real name. This New York guitar vampire
dominatrix tears through everything, but prefers
the classics." -
By Robert van Gijssel, Volkskrant
CLASSISSIMA FEATURES THE GREAT KAT in Opera
Chic: RIP RIP RIP! The Great Kat Shreds
Beethoven! "Her mission is to bring
classical music to the masses via shred metal, a
sub-genre of heavy metal music. Kat says that
dead Maestros such as Beethoven, Vivaldi, Mozart
and Paganini compliment the fast and furious
strains of shred metal."
OPERA CHIC'S BLOG ON THE GREAT KAT "RIP RIP RIP! THE
GREAT KAT SHREDS BEETHOVEN"! "This
Juilliard-trained violinist puts the pedal to the
metal in a neo-classical tint. She mixes Beethoven's
5th, Bach's Brandenburg, and Paganini's Caprice 24
with her shredding styles." - By
GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE (BRAZIL) FEATURES THE
GREAT KAT! "Magazine elects the greatest female
guitarists in rock. The styles are very varied,
ranging from the simplest to the virtuoso, as is
the case with The Great Kat." - Henrique
Inglez de Souza, Guitar Player Magazine (Brazil)
ROLLING STONE BRAZIL'S "Greatest female guitarists in rock" FEATURES
THE GREAT KAT! - Rolling Stone Brazil
METAL HAMMER MAGAZINE'S "NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL...SHREDDERS!"
FEATURES THE GREAT KAT!
- "We bring you the lords of the six-string with our guide to the
ultimate shred songs! Beethoven On Speed - The Great Kat." -
Metal Hammer Magazine
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- GUITAR WORLD MAGAZINE NAMES THE GREAT KAT "NEED FOR SPEED: THE 50 FASTEST GUITARISTS OF ALL TIME"! "GW exceeds the legal limit with this roundup of the 50 fastest masters of the fretboard. The Great Kat. SIGNATURE SONG: 'The Flight of the Bumble Bee'. ALBUM: Beethoven on Speed. Juilliard-trained virtuoso. Heavy leather dominatrix persona so over the top." - Guitar World Magazine
WHATCULTURE! NAMES THE GREAT KAT "10 PHENOMENAL FEMALE GUITARISTS THAT DESERVE YOUR ATTENTION IN 2013"! "The Great Kat. She’s just so awesome. The Great Kat has been called one of the fastest shredders of all time by Guitar One magazine, and watching her play it seems like a fair accolade. What truly makes The Great Kat great is her understanding of music across genres. Morphing of classical music into pretty skin-shearing metal ought to be celebrated hugely. Jacques Loussier’s transitioning of Chopin and Bach to jazz was hugely revered, and The Great Kat, deserves the same treatment." -Hannah Spencer, WhatCulture!
BUZZFEED NAMES THE GREAT KAT "THE 13 MOST POWERFUL 'O' FACES OF ROCK"! "3. The Great Kat." - Dorsey Shaw, BuzzFeed
SQUIDOO NAMES THE GREAT KAT ONE OF "THE WORLD'S
FASTEST GUITAR PLAYER"! "The Great Kat - Metal
Messiah. Bloody Vivaldi by The Great Kat"!
GUITARRA ATALHO NAMES THE GREAT KAT #1 IN "THE 12
BEST GUITARISTS OF THE WORLD"!
"1st Katherine Thomas (The Great Kat). The Great Kat
is best known for her thrash metal interpretations of
well-known pieces of classical music." - Leonardo
Martins Moraes, Guitarra Atalho
GRAPHS.NET NAMES THE GREAT KAT TOP 10 "FASTEST
GUITAR PLAYERS IN THE WORLD"! "There are many
fast guitar players in the world but here is a list
of the fastest of them all. The Great Kat is the
sixth fastest guitar player in the world and her
real name is Katherine Thomas. She plays Guitar and
Violin." - Graphs.net
KURIER NAMES THE GREAT KAT "THE BEST ROCK FEMALE
GUITARISTS"! "The American heavy metal guitarist
The Great Kat (born Katherine Thomas) expertly wraps
her band's Classical sounds into speed metal and
pulls it into a vortex of sonic virtuosity." -
GUITAR WORLD MAGAZINE NAMES THE GREAT KAT "50
FASTEST GUITARISTS OF ALL TIME"! "The Great Kat.
SIGNATURE SONG: 'The Flight of the Bumble Bee'.
Juilliard-trained virtuoso. Heavy leather dominatrix
persona so over the top." -
Guitar World Magazine
GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE'S "GUTS & GLITTER" NAMES THE
GREAT KAT "20 EXTRAORDINARY FEMALE GUITARISTS"!
"The Juilliard-trained violinist and guitar shredder
transforms classical masterworks into speed-metal
songs, rages like a demented dominatrix, spews
blood, bears arms, exposes her goodies, and indulges
in both mental and dramatic castrations." - Michael
Guitar Player Magazine's "Guts & Glitter"
UGO.COM NAMES THE GREAT KAT'S "BLOODY VIVALDI" CD #6
IN "THE BLOODIEST ALBUM COVERS OF ALL TIME"!
- "#6 Bloody Vivaldi.
The Great Kat is probably the most respected female
metal guitarist in the world, with her
lightning-fast shredding winning fans wherever she
goes. Most of her work is metal reinterpretations of
classical pieces, and on the cover of the 1998 EP
Bloody Vivaldi, she decided to take the title
literally and get drenched in buckets of gore. I
By K. Thor Jensen, Ugo.com
GUITAR HOLIDAY NAMES THE GREAT KAT "12 SEXY
GUITARISTS OF CHRISTMAS"! "The Great Kat Shred
Guitar Virtuoso is the only musician taking
note-for-note authentic Classical Music scores. She
is fast, technical and devilish." -
BLOG ELAPHAR NAMES THE GREAT KAT "TOP 20 GREATEST
GUITARISTS"! "The Great Kat is one of the best
guitarists in the world, and she is trained as a
classical violinist." -
EN 440 NAMES THE GREAT KAT "TOP 5 FEMALE
GUITARISTS"! "The Great Kat. She is among the 10
fastest guitarists in the world. She has a technique
worthy of admiration due to her high accuracy and
degree of perfectionism." -
ELLE MAGAZINE NAMES THE GREAT KAT "12 GREATEST
FEMALE ELECTRIC GUITARISTS"!
"The Great Kat. Of all the shredders on our list,
Juilliard-trained violinist the Great Kat (aka
Katherine Thomas) is the most mind-bogglingly fast.
Watch her fingers do the talking in the Beethoven
Mush video here. (Or just imagine the composer’s
electrical symphony on amphetamines.)" -
Julie Vadnal, Elle Magazine
SHREDS" CD REVIEWS:
EXAMINER.COM'S REVIEW OF THE GREAT KAT'S "BEETHOVEN SHREDS" CD! "'Beethoven Shreds' from The Great Kat. Beethoven's 'Fifth Symphony'. To deconstruct it to solo shredding must have been difficult and she does it beautifully. The songs pack a lot of punch at 300 BPM. The album will have you researching the original works and comparing them to her versions, thus educating the next generation of music connoisseurs."
LaPrade, Boston Art Examiner
UBER ROCK'S REVIEW OF THE GREAT KAT'S "BEETHOVEN SHREDS" CD! "Universally acknowledged as one of the fastest guitar players on the planet, English-born virtuoso The Great Kat is still laying waste to both speakers and strings over a quarter of a century after gatecrashing the men-only '80s guitar hero party. The Great Kat. 'The Flight Of The Bumble-Bee' sounds like a furious, frenetic, otherworldly opus, Beethoven's '5th Symphony', a brain-melting, eyeball-popping, tooth-loosening senses killer. Paganini's 'Caprice #24' whizz past in a collision of astounding ability and absurd ideology, the results ridiculously entertaining."- Uber Rock
TEST+TRY=RESULTS BLOG'S REVIEW OF THE GREAT KAT'S "BEETHOVEN SHREDS" CD! "SPECTACULAR blended Cd. What is Beethoven Shreds? Its the mix of your favorite musicians classical music blended with metal. If you know Beethoven then you know how great this composer was. Now lets take that great musician's songs and change up the instruments and add in some higher tones, and an increase in speed you then result to a rocking great classic. First you get the fun songs you remember from Beethoven, and then you get the more rocking and want to dance too music by The Great Kat, world's fastest guitarist. Makes this Cd an exciting new way to listen to the classics. You will be so impressed." Natosha Miller, TEST+TRY=RESULTS Blog
INDEPENDENT MEDIA CENTER'S REVIEW OF THE GREAT KAT'S "BEETHOVEN SHREDS" CD & "BEETHOVEN'S GUITAR SHRED" DVD! "Beethoven's Guitar Shred from The Great Kat - revolutionary! With an insane speed Katherine Thomas shreds the strings of her electric guitar. From bloodthirsty videos on Beethoven's Guitar Shred DVD, rises The Great Kat's glorification of violence to an art form. Wildly revolutionary Classical guitar shreds. Thumbs up!" - Christopher Doemges, Independent Media Center (Germany)
MISTER GROWL'S REVIEW OF THE GREAT KAT'S "BEETHOVEN SHREDS" CD! "The Great Kat - Beethoven Shreds. She has the technical chops to outduel any bloodthirsty immortal wielding a six-string. A flash of her finger calluses must make her must love-struck fans faint. The highlight of the album, 'Paganini’s Caprice #24,' offers the most diverse display of skill. She commands each tempo shift with precision and blistering intensity, burning the strings to ash on both her violin and guitar. It’s an astounding achievement that absolutely needs to be shared. The Great Kat takes familiar songs and beats them with chains, spits acid on them, and injects them with hellfire." - By Mister Frasier, Mister Growl
MUSIC LEGENDS' REVIEW OF THE GREAT KAT'S "BEETHOVEN ON SPEED" CD! "The Great Kat. Beethoven on Speed. Flight of the Bumble-Bee, is showcased at very high tempos from the Great Kat’s fingers. The God track lets you hear multi-layered guitar solos played simultaneously which the Kat made famous as one of her trademarks. Those who saw Beethoven Mosh know what sexy and lust mixed together with Classical Thrash Metal looks like. Pure Kat. Paganini’s 24 Caprice track in honor of the great Niccolo Paganini. The solos in this track feature insane picking at top speed. This Classical and Thrash Metal album brings the audience to its knees." - Jason Saulnier, Music Legends
- THE ENTERTAINMENT BANK'S REVIEW OF THE GREAT KAT'S "BEETHOVEN SHREDS" CD! "THE GREAT KAT IS A MUSICAL GENIUS!" "The Great Kat, who is the world's fastest guitarist and plays the ultimate shred guitar, is a musical genius! 'Beethoven Shreds', doing Beethoven's 5th Symphony at lightning speed. All of the songs on this CD are played at a speed that only the most accomplished musicians could even hope to keep up with. What The Great Kat does in just a few moments is breathtaking. The speed at which she is able to play, while remaining in control of the music, is both amazing and perplexing. When you speak of 'doing things my way,' think of The Great Kat because that's exactly what she is doing by taking her gift as a classical violinist and transforming it into metal shredding of her violin and guitar in an astoundingly brilliant way. I highly recommend this CD." - Charles A. Smith, The Entertainment Bank
METAL FORCES MAGAZINE'S REVIEW OF THE GREAT KAT'S "WORSHIP ME OR DIE!" CD! "Musically the album has a lot of high points and Kat certainly shows plenty of ability on the fretboard and shows her virtuosity with a frenzied violin solo on ‘Demons’. Best cuts (musically) are probably the anthemic ‘Metal Messiah’ and the out’n’out thrash of ‘Satan Says’. The strong riffing ‘Ashes To Dust’ is also worth a mention and so too is the excellent production. If you like thrash with commercial appeal then Worship Me Or Die! is worth investigation." - Bernard Doe, Metal Forces Magazine
MORNING STAR'S REVIEW OF "BEETHOVEN SHREDS" CD!
"Beethoven Shreds. The Great Kat is a speed
metal guitarist who has now applied her unique
talent to Beethoven. The huge shreds displayed
on this album will not disappoint fans of the
genre. Not only is Kat a great guitarist, she's
a classical violinist to boot. Tracks like
Beethoven's Fifth Symphony or Bach's Brandenburg
Concerto show this off to great effect with
riffs that will blow you away. With the amount
of talent on show this music can only be
appreciated on a concert stage where it can be
enjoyed at its fullest." - Adrian Roberts,
Morning Star (U.K.)
METAL MAIDENS' REVIEW OF "BEETHOVEN
SHREDS" CD! RATING: 10/10 (FULL SCORE)
"THE GREAT KAT-Beethoven Shreds. She
plays it wild, rough, raw, loud, yet
always with the same passion as Ludwig
would have done it. Oh, and she plays it
faster, so much faster. I call this lady
a musical genius. This lady is really
bringing classical music into the new
millennium, showing everybody that it’s
cool to listen to classical music. As a
true KAT slave I do not only bow for my
mistress, I also reward her with the
full score for this new speed metal
classical piece of art. THE GREAT KAT
rules." - Toine van Poorten,
THE SCENE NEWSPAPER'S REVIEW OF
"BEETHOVEN SHREDS" CD!
"Beethoven Shreds. The Great Kat blazes
her way through The Flight of the
Bumblebee, the famous opening of
Beethoven’s 5th. If you like your
classical music fast, furious and with a
speed metal twist, check out
- Jim Lundstrom,
The Scene Newspaper
DISCIPLINED MONKEY STUDIOS' REVIEW OF
"BEETHOVEN SHREDS" CD! "Let's Shred
the Symphony. 'Beethoven Shreds', with
The Great Kat's amazing speed she will
blow your mind and amaze you with how
short the tracks of classical music
become when someone can play so
amazingly fast. Her rendition of 'The
Flight of the Bumble-Bee' will simply
blow your mind and will have you
replaying it over and over again." -
Disciplined Monkey Studios
EYE ON DANCE AND THE ARTS' REVIEW OF
"BEETHOVEN SHREDS" CD! "BEETHOVEN
SHREDS. If you like your classical music
at locomotive speed and Jimi Hendrix
styled sonic guitar, then take a listen
to Juilliard rebel The Great Kat zip
through The Flight of the Bumble Bee,
Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #3 and
Paganini's Caprice #24. It's worth
considering using this music as cool
entre into the world of classical music
for unsuspecting youths. Fast she is,
wild she is---catch your breath and spin
a listen." -
Eye on Dance and the Arts
REVIEW ON AMAZON.COM! "5/5 STARS! Beethoven
Shreds is a high-octane wild ride of a musical
performance by The Great Kat. Exciting
masterpiece, encouraging all generations of
music lovers to experience Beethoven in a whole
new way. Highly recommended!" -Midwest
"Rated 5/5 stars. The Great Kat is back, and
playing her guitar the only way she knows
how..FAST! She's listed as one of the top 50
fastest guitarist's of all time, and she's
unleashed her latest effort called 'Beethoven
Shreds'. So if you like fast guitars, then go
and get this CD." -
Guillermo Rascon, Loud Reviews
"Great Kat, 'Beethoven Shreds' (TPR): The
fleet-fingered British guitarist takes on a
variety of classical pieces, including
Beethoven’s Fifth symphony, a couple of Bach
pieces and 'The Flight of the Bumble-Bee.'" -
Gary Graff, The Oakland Press
"The Great Kat releases another
blistering sonic assault on your
eardrums. Do you like really fast metal?
Do you enjoy some Beethoven? Well put
them in a turbo blender and you get The
Great Kat 'Beethoven Shreds'. This CD
smashes you in the face right when you
press play. The Great Kat puts down a
blistering pace and never lets up. It's
classical music set to 11, super fast
and extremely brutal. If you like fast
ass guitar / classical metal that wears
your skin like Ed Gein pick this up." -
Jon Chase, The Dstroyr Blog
"Beethoven Shreds is a high-octane wild
ride of a musical performance by The
Great Kat, who may well be the fastest
guitarist in the world (unless someone
can step forth and challenge her title)!
The Great Kat performs furious,
magnificent shreds of Beethoven's
classics on both the violin and the
electric guitar (often with orchestra &
band) in this exciting masterpiece,
encouraging all generations of music
lovers to experience Beethoven in a
whole new way. Highly recommended!" -
James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review's
Great Kat Beethoven Shreds. All of her
greatness is defined in this one neat
package. Her interpretations will 'wow'
anyone that hears them. The speed and
ferocity that she displays is by far
superior to any other I've ever heard.
If you do not own other Great Kat albums
go get this one! Mind blowing, guitar
fueled experience that you will want to
replay numerous times over." - Dennis
D-Day's Revenge Metalzine
"The Great Kat handles classical chords
effortlessly, with razor sharp focus and
plays her violin and guitars, incredibly
faster than Beethoven would have had
ever ventured to dream. She is an
inspiration to us all. THE GREAT KAT THE
FASTEST SHRED GUITAR FETISHIST." - Naja
Peter Kemp's Theatre
"The Great Kat - Beethoven Shreds. Besides the
respect for the unbelievable skills that one
needs to pull this kind of thing off, I have to
admit that I like what I hear. I think it's kind
of refreshing and very funny to hear these
classical melodies being performed in a more
contemporary way. Over the top? You bet.
'Beethoven Shreds' shows a nice equilibrium
between skill, an adventurous approach and
humour. And I like that." - Peter Van Laarhoven,
"Pure Speed at it’s finest. The Great Kat,
unleashes the classics at ultimate speed."
"BEETHOVEN'S GUITAR SHRED" DVD REVIEWS:
EXAMINER.COM'S REVIEW OF THE GREAT KAT'S "BEETHOVEN'S GUITAR SHRED"
DVD! "The Great Kat's 'Beethoven's Guitar Shred' DVD features
close-ups of her rapid finger work. If you like the musical
revolution of metal/classical fusion, you'll love it. 'The Flight of
the Bumble-Bee.' This is your chance to see her play both the guitar
and the violin with equal skill and speed. 'Paganini's 'Caprice
#24.' We see her show her mastery on both guitar and violin. The
speed of the violin and guitar makes me think of Charlie Daniel's
Band's 'The Devil Went Down to Georgia' and Tenacious D's 'Rock
Off.'" - Marjorie LaPrade,
Boston Art Examiner
EVERYDAY LIFE'S REVIEW OF THE GREAT KAT'S "BEETHOVEN'S GUITAR SHRED"
DVD! "THE GREAT KAT’S 'BEETHOVEN’S GUITAR SHRED' DVD. This
DVD it is mind blowing I never knew that hearing Beethoven on a
guitar could be so cool. Kat is amazing and the way she plays the
guitar is beyond brilliant. This lady has some serious lightening
fast fingers and puts an awesome heavy metal twist on some old
music." - Becca,
- "Another great dvd issued by the Great Kat. She
looks great, she plays harder, as always the Great Kat is above the
rest. Paganini done by the Great Kat is how it should be done."
"Great Kat strikes again. Beethoven's Guitar Shred contains
classical music from Beethoven, Paganini and Bach revised in very,
very fast heavy metal music and also the known Korsakov's 'Flight of
the Bumblebee', played in 300 bpm! Great Kat is a great
instrument player. She easily shreds the guitar and the violin
playing with devilish quickness and surely deserves the honors she's
got from magazines from the US." -George Christodoulopoulos,
"BEETHOVEN'S GUITAR SHRED. THIS DVD IS JUST OUTRAGEOUS, IF YOU'RE A
GUITAR PLAYER OR JUST LOVE MUSIC YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS DVD TO
BELIEVE. IT'S THE GREAT KAT" - Tex Hughes,
DVD Tip Sheet
HOME CINEMA CHOICE'S REVIEW OF "BEETHOVEN'S GUITAR SHRED" DVD! "The
Great Kat rises again as Beethoven gets the guitar shred treatment
on DVD" "If you
like heavy metal, distorted guitars and wild ladies in bondage gear,
we have just about the perfect DVD for you - The Great Kat's
Beethoven's Guitar Shred. Kat's 'shredding' style is based on her
classical violin education, now put to use mangling the greats of
classical music into a nerve-jarring aural assault of
finger-blisteringly fast electric noise. It is something you'll want
to watch over and over again, as much for Kat's scantily-clad,
blood-spattered dominatrix stage persona as for her blistering
performances." - Chris Jenkins,
Home Cinema Choice, July 2010
"The Great Kat's take on classical music, which is what she's really
known for, I think my favorite video would have to be 'Beethoven's
Fifth Symphony,' which is simply brutal. 'Hot Shred Bits 2,' that
flash by to the tune of some seriously fast shred guitar. I know The
Great Kat will never disappoint me...and I can't think of any other
artist that I can say that about. So, if you ask me if this release
is worth checking out...my response would be, 'You're damn right it
is!'" - Paul Autry,
"This dvd is made for guitar
enthusiasts who believe speed is everything. They will love this
dvd. For speed freaks." - David Berkham, DVD Corner's Blog
AV MANIACS' REVIEW OF "BEETHOVEN'S GUITAR SHRED" DVD!
"Kat has secured her position
as the only classically-trained violinist-turned scantily-clad
demonic guitar dominatrix and ambassador of the fine musical arts!
Wow. It's difficult not to be bowled over by The Great Kat when she
pretty much leaves you no alternative! Centering in on the universal
male love of blood, cleavage and wickedly fast/intricate guitar
displays. BEETHOVEN'S GUITAR SHRED, an ultra high-energy paen to
Ludwig Van, J.S. Bach, Rimsky-Kosakov, that devilish Paganini, and
of course, The Great Kat herself." - Ian Miller,
"Beethoven’s Guitar Shred is a
collection of Kat’s videos showing her playing various classical
pieces, Speed Metal style. If The Flash played guitar, this is what
it would look like. Several magazines proclaim her one of the
world’s fastest guitarists, and I believe it. It’s astonishing to
watch. The music is recognizable to anyone who knows the
classical pieces. Flight of the Bumble Bee would be great for
any arcade game with a frantic pace. She’s also such an extreme
personality that I could see The Great Kat herself in a videogame.
She’d fit right in Brütal Legend, and I could totally see her in a
nasty fight with Bayonetta." - Jason MacIsaac,
FAB MAGAZINE'S REVIEW OF "BEETHOVEN'S GUITAR
"The Great Kat dazzles with her virtuosic
high-voltage guitar technique (and penchant for
heavy metal/goth) on her
Beethoven's Guitar Shred DVD.
Wildly entertaining." -
fab Magazine March 2010
"The Great Kat hardcore metal musician with some serious
shred, I’m talkin bloody fingers fast dudes. She takes
classic tunes and mixes it up with some metal and produces
one unique, fast-paced sound. There’s nothing like seeing a
woman spread wide with a guitar between her legs. If you’re
a fan of heavy metal then definitely take The Great Kat’s
Beethoven’s Guitar Shred for a spin; it’s a unique spin on
classic hits that’s sure to please. It’s been Valkor tested
and TOV Approved." - By Valkor,
The Other View
"It is my honor to say that her
music videos are even more warped and gory than they were when I
first started listening to her music! She’s known for awesome guitar
shredding, playing classical songs at fast speeds, screaming, and
being worshipped." By
Mike Burmeister, Adrenalin Metal Union
- "'Beethoven's Guitar Shred', a DVD
featuring Kat's way over the top imagery and absolutely mindblowing
guitar playing. Kat's technique through out the DVD has to be seen
and heard to be believed; one can practically smell the fretboard
frying." - By
WestSide Dave Webzine
"I never saw such a guitar play before and I think I will never see
it again. Incredible technique! The Great Kat managed to play guitar
at the highest speed possible. And she is precise like a clock (I
mean an atom-clock here). One of the best guitar plays on this
globe. Her technique is incredible and cannot be copied by most of
the guitarist out there. Every guitar hero fan can enjoy watching
this. One of the best guitarist on this planet." - By
Ghul Productions (Germany)
"Today one of the best ('shredding') is The
Great Kat. Kat really is original and inventive and
like nothing that has come before. One might compare
her to Janis Joplin."
Chuck N. Baker, Veterans Reporter
"Wow! Very rarely does a DVD come along that
inspires the old 'You'll have to see it to believe
it!' But such is the case with The Great Kat's
Beethoven's Guitar Shred, an amazing display of
speedy guitar wizardry. Kat slices and dices the
Paganini composition with precision on guitar but
she also plays a violin part that makes Charlie
Daniels' fiddle-off with the devil on 'The Devil
Went Down to Georgia' look like a molasses-dripping
Kevin Wierzbicki, ANTIMUSIC.COM
"The Great Kat's new
DVD is out now and is already setting fire to
guitars. She's been named one of the fastest
guitarists of all time and she means business on
this DVD." -
recommended for metal fans." By Midwest Book Review
"Her guitar performance is beyond energetic,
transcending to the level of mania, as she shreds a
ferocious medley of Beethoven, Bach, and raw fervor.
A raucous blend of classical music, heavy metal, and
stinging social commentary. Beethoven's Guitar Shred
is truly unforgettable, and especially recommended
for metal fans." - James A. Cox,
Midwest Book Review
"Ultra-Speed Metal of
incredible dexterity. She lays her hands with
incredible ready fingers and flying speed on the
works of great masters. Beethoven's 5th Symphony,
Bach's Third Brandenburg Concerto, and of course the
famous Flight of the Bumblebee by Rimsky-Korsakov
shredded at full speed. This is technically
Matthias Kerber, Abendzeitung (Germany)
"The Great Kat is a
leather-clad dominatrix who plays lightning-fast
metal versions of the classics. This is sex meets
shred as Kat rips through The Flight Of The Bumble
Bee on electric guitar at 300 beats per minute." -
Paul Cole, Sunday Mercury (U.K.)
- "The Great Kat has
launched her new DVD in which the extraordinary guitarist includes
classic works by the deaf genius (Beethoven), Bach and Paganini.
Katherine Thomas broke speed records by playing the famous piece
"The Flight of the bumblebee" at a dizzying 300 beats per minute. A
fierce guitarist specializing in heavy metal versions of the
Guillermo Aguilera, Contenido (Mexico)
- "To the beat of
Beethoven at Full Speed. The extraordinary guitarist in this work
shows a strong and terrifying personality. A DVD for heavy people, a
strange mixture of rock, classical music, hemoglobin, some sex and
Guillermo Aguilera, Supermexicanos (Mexico)
"Leather-clad shred guitarist Kat Thomas tears into
a selection of classical pieces at breakneck speed
including Rimsky-Korsakov's 'The Flight of the
Bumble Bee', Paganini's Caprice 24, Beethoven's 5th
Symphony and Bach's Brandenburg Concerto." -
- "'Beethoven's Fifth' and 'Paganini's Caprice #24' get a boost of
amphetamines, going by in a blur of notes that's over nearly as soon as
it starts. Shredder acrobatics and shocking stage show. The Great Kat's
place as one of the top 10 fastest guitar-shredders in the world is
definitely secure! I can highly recommend these to all fans of hers.
Hear some classics played at speeds you can scarcely imagine while have
your senses shaken in every conceivable way." -
Nolan B. Canova, Nolan's Pop Culture Review
- "The Great Kat should be feared because her hyper-blasting,
neo-classical, whirlwind guitar playing is so precise and intense. This
woman really is a better guitarist than most men ever were. Beethoven’s
Guitar Shred DVD is a portable clinic of seemingly inhuman guitar
antics. Dominating torture, blood, fire, anti-terrorist sentiments
– all wrapped in an oddly tasteful, hyper-classical visual feast." -
Mark Morton, Heavy Metal Examiner
- "Move over, Jamie Foxx. The Soloist's insanely genius
Juilliard apprentice is up against some formidable competition, and
she's female. The Great Kat is basically showing the male competition
how it's done, better and faster. Her raging, fast forward in real
time Beethoven's Guitar Shred is like nothing that has come before. A
mix 'n match medley of Beethoven, Bach, Abu Ghraib and Islamic
insurgency. A classical/metal lovers everywhere wakeup call, these
mini-musicals for guitar, violin and machete could very well blow your
Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
"Another great DVD issued by the Great Kat. She looks great,
she plays harder, as always the Great Kat is above the rest. Paganini
done by the Great Kat is how it should be done." -
Jason Saulnier, Host, Good Time Metal Oldies Radio Show
"More female chauvinist than
feminist, Kat is best described as a 21st century Janis Joplin who
breaks out of the conventionally assigned gender role limitations of
acceptable female behavior, creatively and otherwise, to give the
historically male dominated music scene a woman's energy and edge." -
Prairie Miller, Critical Women On Film Journal - The Women Film Critics
"THE GREAT KAT is well-known as the virtuoso of
guitar and the violin as well as as the original interpreter of works of
classic music: Bach, Beethoven, Wagner, Mozart, Paganini and others. The
artist is the champion of shredding. The works are played with
improbable speed - these are the very quick, mad and furious
compositions full of solos as well as brutal screams." -
Metal Centre Webzine
"The original Queen of scream and metal shred
returns with a collections of videos on one powerful DVD of intense
metals that only THE GREAT KAT can deliver." -
Whitfield, Toxic Flyer Zine
"BEETHOVEN'S GUITAR SHRED" DVD RATES 10 OUT OF 10
FROSTER ONLINE UKRAINIAN METAL PORTAL!
- "The Great Kat is famous for her
thrash metal interpretations of well known pieces of classical music.
Although she is an accomplished violinist, this concentrates on her
virtuoso use of the electric guitar. Kat gets through a number of
well known pieces at breakneck speed." -
David Burbidge, Movie Central.TV
- "Very exact instrumental interpretations and always at full speed."
Eloy Teixido, Won E'mer Webzine
- "She possesses a prodigious talent, a virtuosic precision that
allows her to play classical transcriptions on her guitar at upwards of
300 beats per minute. The Great Kat is one of those outsize
performing personas as well as a masterful musician." -
Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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- "The Great Kat’s guitar playing is ridiculously
fast. Kat Thomas' tears in to The Flight Of the
Bumble Bee with accuracy and speed. Her shred
rendition of Paganini’s Caprice #24 is also at a
mind-blowing speed. Beethoven’s 5th Symphony is
nimble, precise and fast. Bach’s Brandenburg
Concerto ends the classical shred on this DVD with a
bang and really leaves you wanting more." - Scott,
- "The Great Kat
plays at lightening speed that it’s impossible to
see her fingers moving up and down the fret. Layers
upon layers of intricate fast guitar playing that
will make grown men and women sell their guitars.
The Great Kat is a musical enigma bringing together
what some might consider God’s soundtrack and the
Devil’s music in a raging war. Great stuff." - Jim
- "The Great Kat has stamped a place
in metal as not only a virtuoso but also as a fiery character. This DVD
is a collection of her performing as a metal maiden, and the music
videos are as enticing as they are entertaining. It is indeed a
treat to see any person play instruments at such punishing tempo." -
Bill Zebub, The Grimoire
- "The Great Kat takes guitar
playing, classical music, and performance wow-ness to a whole new level.
She's outrageous, dangerous, and ferocious -- she's The Great Kat - and
if you haven't heard her play yet, after you ingest this DVD you'll
never be the same." -
Melanie 'Sass' Falina
, UnRated Magazine
- "FASTER, PUSSYKAT! KILL! KILL!"
"The Great Kat is tearing the masters a fresh one on her new DVD,
Beethoven's Guitar Shred. 'Flight of the Bumblebee,' in the hands
of the Great Kat, becomes a teeth-gnashing, sphincter-seizing assault.
The chick diddles the fret board like her digits are nothing less than
an industrial machine." -
F., Decibel Magazine
- "The world famous musical phenomenon that is called The Great
Kat is back with an awesome DVD. An outstanding achievement on how
Great Kat can shred these classical pieces of music and turn them
into extreme Speed Metal with her genius virtuosity. Her ability to
melt our ear drums with her furious shredding guitar technique." -
- "Guitar aficionados marvel at
the speed of her playing and her ability to maintain such precision
despite that speed. Get a feel for what she's all about while
watching her fingers fly up and down the frets. Pick up a copy and
- "Her ability to dazzle you with her
speed and skill are not to be missed. The classical music selections
highlight not only her shred virtuosity on the guitar, but violin as
well. Witness her lightning speed and blinding virtuosity. While she is
indeed quick and nimble on the strings, she plays with a clarity and
exactness that belies her swiftness." -
Michael E. Carver, Michael's Movie Mayhem
- "The sheer virtuosity of the woman
is nothing short of flabbergasting. She goes from guitar to violin with
ease, working with precision and speed. I liked very much her rendition
of Bach's 3rd Brandenburg concerto. I have heard other versions
including the famous Switched On Bach version from Wendy Carlos and
Kat's version deserves a place in the list of famous interpretations of
this masterpiece." -
Fielden, MetalAngels Productions
- "Ultimate, electrifying, incandescent, revolutionary
Naja Kemp, Peter Kemp's Theatre
- "'Beethoven's Guitar Shred' is entertaining from
beginning to end. Jaw-dropping 'The Flight Of The
Bumble-Bee'. What makes The Great Kat's fretwork so
impressive isn't just her incredible speed but it's her
clarity. She's playing classical music tunes on an
electric guitar at around 300 beats per minute and you
can hear every note. Man, she nails it!" Rating: 4 stars
out of 4. -
R. Scott Bolton, Rough Edge
"Genius at work in this metal
This Juilliard-trained violinist puts
her intensely fast fingers to new use
playing some of the fastest shredding you’re
ever going to hear on both electric guitar
mazing version of 'Flight of the Bumblebee.'"
Jonathan Knell, Campus Circle
- "What a blast! This DVD was something else! Very
fast guitar and violin playing, a loud mixture of
heavy metal and classical played by a buxom gal in a
leather halter and black fish net stockings. Talk
about roll over Beethoven! I enjoyed the mutant
classical stuff on this DVD and plan on sharing it
with other classical music/loud guitar fans." -
Andrew M, Home Theater Forum
"'Beethoven's Guitar Shred' is a very pleasant
surprise! I am now able to watch her shredding on
the guitar and enjoying every minute.
I would give The
Great Kat's 'Beethoven's Guitar Shred' a big thumbs
Dennis Day, D-Day's Revenge
GREAT KAT INTERVIEWS:
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES' INTERVIEW WITH THE GREAT KAT! "The Great Kat. Once a classical violinist, the Juilliard graduate now is the first and foremost practitioner of 'hyper-speed' metal, an unusually complex classical/metal fusion. She also curses like a sailor and vowed to turn all the men present at the fest into her slaves." - Chicago Sun-Times
THE AQUARIAN WEEKLY'S "INTERVIEW WITH THE GREAT KAT: SHRED ON!" "THE GREAT KAT SHREDS ALL"! "The Great Kat, is a violin and guitar prodigy, and was enrolled in the prestigious Juilliard School of performing arts. She ended up becoming concertmaster at Juilliard. Her debut as a professional musician was at Carnegie Concert Hall. The Great Kat transitioned from a classical musician to a speed metal wizard after watching a music video by Judas Priest." - Nick Perkel, The Aquarian Weekly
MISTER GROWL'S INTERVIEW WITH THE GREAT KAT! "The Great Kat. The grand goddess of Classical/Shred. A metal icon: Blood, Beethoven, the absence of humility, and an undying crusade to SHRED." - Mister Frasier, Mister Growl
"GUITAR GODS: Katherine 'The Great Kat' Thomas!' Interview in SKINNY DEVIL MAGAZINE! "The Great Kat is hands-down the most outrageous performer on the rock scene today - no doubt about it. The Great Kat is also one of the most skilled and passionate players on the rock scene today. With her Juilliard-trained facilities, she reworks classical fare into modern-day metal anthems and blazes with a technical proficiency which is nothing short of intimidating to even many an advanced 6-string shredder." -Skinny Devil, Skinny Devil Magazine
METAL.TM'S INTERVIEW WITH THE GREAT KAT! "As a fan since 1988 I thought it was time to bring one of the best and fastest guitar player ever back in mind." - Sascha S., Metal.tm
L.A.'S MORNING NEWS LIVE INTERVIEW with THE GREAT KAT!
"Here's a little musical wake-up call. AH! 'The Flight Of The Bumble-Bee' the guitar shredding version." - Penny Griego, L.A.'s Morning News - News Talk 980
"Yeah! Banging my head to that! Let's meet the shredder behind this and a whole lot of classical inspired guitar histrionics, including the new album 'Beethoven Shreds' - THE GREAT KAT!" -Phil Hulett, L.A.'s Morning News - News Talk 980
MUSIC LEGENDS' INTERVIEW WITH THE GREAT KAT "THE GREAT KAT INTERVIEW: KATHERINE THOMAS"! Jason Saulnier, Music Legends
FEMAIL MAGAZINE'S INTERVIEW WITH THE GREAT KAT "THE GREAT KAT BEETHOVEN SHRED INTERVIEW"! "The Great Kat Shred Guitar Goddess unleashes high-speed shred guitar and violin insanity on the blistering new 'Beethoven Shreds' CD" - Brooke Hunter,
Femail Magazine (Australia) - Empowering Every Woman
SLAUGHTERAMA HEAVY METAL ZINE'S INTERVIEW WITH THE GREAT KAT "WORSHIP HER OR DIE! THE GREAT KAT"!
"The Great Kat, an American shredder. A sonic assault from the guitar goddess." "Oh, Jesus, Lord almighty! This woman scared the living hell out of me." - Max Thrasher and Brandon Williams,
Slaughterama Heavy Metal Zine
SERBIA'S INTERVIEW WITH THE GREAT KAT "THE GREAT KAT - WORLD'S FASTEST
GUITAR PLAYER"! "The Great Kat - world's fastest guitar player. The
Great Kat is known worldwide as an excellent guitar technician
neoclassical / speed metal genre, but also for her high eccentricity."-
Gisha and Marko Jovanovic, Metal Serbia
MILENIO'S INTERVIEW WITH THE GREAT KAT "GREAT KAT BEETHOVEN"!
"She does not skimp on technique and shouts to challenge the speed on
the guitar, she is The Great Kat, who reinvents the great scores. She
executes pieces like 'The Fifth Symphony' or Bach's 'Brandenburg
Concerto' at the maximum speed on guitar and violin, with a crushing and
powerful technique." - Israel Morales,
HOUSTON PRESS INTERVIEW WITH THE GREAT KAT! "The Great Kat: From Juilliard To Shred Goddess"!
"Kat is a Juilliard-trained violinist who traded in the sedate world of classical performance to play the guitar just shy of the speed needed to go back in time. Kat forces these melodies through a black hole and back out again through in a white-hot stream of incredibly fine sound particles that ascend and descend so quickly and accurately that one could debate whether the interpretations are a performance or a weapon. For those who have thus far enjoyed the carnival ride of Beethoven Shreds should have no problem putting Kat's statue alongside the greats." By Jef With One F, Houston Press
- GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE'S "GUTS & GLITTER" NAMES THE GREAT KAT "20 EXTRAORDINARY FEMALE GUITARISTS"! "THE GREAT KAT'S FEROCIOUS PASSION is unleashed in the service of a divine mission: zapping her ultra-virtuosic, 22nd-century shred classical concept into the synapses of what she calls the 'moron masses.' To accomplish this, the Juilliard-trained violinist and guitar shredder transforms classical masterworks into speed-metal songs, rages like a demented dominatrix, spews blood, bears arms, exposes her goodies, and indulges in both mental and dramatic castrations." - Michael Molenda, Guitar Player Magazine's "Guts & Glitter"
- "AX FACTS & STATS" BOOK FEATURES THE GREAT KAT INTERVIEW!
- "My Favorite KAT solo is: EVERY GREAT KAT GUITAR/VIOLIN SOLO IS BRILLIANT AND EAR-SPLITTING VIRTUOSITY."
- "My mission in life: THE GREAT KAT'S MISSION IN LIFE IS TO UPDATE CLASSICAL MUSIC USING SHRED METAL and BRING CLASSICAL INTO THE NEW MILLENNIUM."
- - Read Entire Interview In "AX FACTS & STATS" (Volume 1) Book by Dave Roberts
LA RELIGION DEL ROCK PESADO'S EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH THE GREAT KAT!
"The Great Kat: The world's fastest guitarist, a cross between the attitude of Wendy O. Williams, the power of Kerry King and the precision of Beethoven. Incomparable virtuosity and sensuality. The one true queen of metal and classical music ... Hail Kat!!!!" Zamir Resk Facco,
La Religion del Rock Pesado
- HICLIGIN NEHRINE BLOG FEATURES THE GREAT KAT'S "WORSHIP ME OR DIE!"! "The Great Kat, thrash, death and black metal symphonic progressive style. I love this album." Gonderen Urufixx Zaman, Hicligin Nehrine Blog
GLORYDAZE MUSIC'S INTERVIEW WITH THE GREAT KAT "KAT GOT YOUR TONGUE?"! "The Great Kat has been relentless in her quest to merge classical music standards with thrash, resulting in some of the fastest guitar work ever heard in the genre. 'Wagner's War' feature Kat's impossible guitar technique as well as escapades on violin. It is sheer brutality." - By Alun Thomas, GloryDaze Music
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE'S INTERVIEW WITH THE GREAT KAT "KAT BARES HER CLAWS" "With phenomenal speed, Kat thrashes through classical figures." -Neva Chonin, San Francisco Chronicle
- DECIBELS STORM'S INTERVIEW WITH THE GREAT KAT! "The high priestess of shred/classical is to metal what Beethoven is to classical music. The Great Kat shows that the extreme guitar can marry well with the classical greats such as Beethoven, Rossini, Wagner." -
Arzhu, Decibels Storm
- JASON.CON.CA'S INTERVIEW WITH THE GREAT KAT! "The Great Kat: Guitar Heroine, Speed Metal Queen, Juilliard graduate, and one of the world’s fastest guitarists. Besides her insanely quick playing, her trademark is that she loves to play classic pieces on her guitar. She’s also quite terrifying." - Jason MacIsaac, Jason.con.ca
- THE GREAT KAT ON THE COVER OF NERMUN ZINE!
- THE METAL CIRCUS' INTERVIEW WITH THE GREAT KAT! "THE GREAT KAT IS GOD! I AM THE REINCARNATION OF BEETHOVEN!" "The Great Kat, the virtuoso violinist and guitarist of metal who shreds all classical artists such as Beethoven, Paganini, Vivaldi, Mozart, Bach. She plays their parts at the speed of light. She is quite a character, genius and figure, but her extensive classical training allows her to reach extreme speeds that few are able to reach." - By Jordi Zelig Tarrega, The Metal Circus
- AV MANIACS' INTERVIEW WITH THE GREAT KAT! "An AV Maniacs Exclusive: 'Evil' Ian Miller Meets The Great Kat And Lives!" "The woman that I now believe is a dark superhero sent by the ghosts of composers past in order to make darn sure nobody forgets who they are, by any means necessary, the one, the only, THE GREAT KAT!!!!" - By 'Evil' Ian Miller, AV Maniacs
TINTIN.CH INTERVIEW WITH THE GREAT KAT!
"Guitar shredding goddess par excellence." -
GERMAN VERSION HERE!)
LISTEN TO SOCIAL MEDIA HOUR'S INTERVIEW WITH THE
"An incredibly talented musician. My fingers
hurt just listening to that ("The Flight Of The
Bumble-Bee"), which is remarkable. The speed
with which her fingers are moving to do
that--it's INSANE!" - Cathy Brooks,
Social Media Hour on Blog Talk Radio
D-DAY'S WICKED SPINS RADIO INTERVIEW WITH THE
GREAT KAT GUITAR SHREDDER! LISTEN NOW!
AOL'S DIGITAL CITY'S INTERVIEW WITH THE GREAT
KAT "THE GREAT KAT WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO SHRED"!
the showmanship of metal with the intensive
musical construction of classical, Kat has
carved out a name for herself in musical history
by shredding some of the greatest musical works
of our time." - Carly Milne, AOL's Digital City
- SKYLIGHT WEBZINE'S INTERVIEW WITH THE GREAT KAT! "The metal
dominatrix that is into classical music, speed metal and S/M sex video
Billy Yfantis, Skylight Webzine
FOUNDRYMUSIC.COM'S INTERVIEW WITH THE GREAT KAT!
"Come one, come all, to see the stupendous interview with Classical
Shred Guitar virtuoso The Great Kat. If you don't, she just might bite
your head off and shit down your neck while shredding some classical
music with her feet. Beethoven's Guitar Shred DVD is really awesome. So
if you're a fan of blood and crazy guitar work, you just might want to
grab this one." -
HEAVY METAL HOG INTERVIEW WITH THE GREAT KAT! "THE GREAT KAT:
Kicking ass and taking names with Beethoven's Guitar Shred DVD" -
Heavy Metal Hog
THE GREAT KAT MUSIC VIDEOS:
- PAGANINI’S “CAPRICE #9” Now Playing on THE GREAT KAT CYBER-JUKEBOX! From Great Kat’s "DIGITAL BEETHOVEN ON CYBERSPEED" CD-ROM/CD! WATCH at http://youtu.be/hZpwCRii7Ao
- BEETHOVEN'S 5TH: SYMPHONIC/MOSH/SPEED from THE GREAT KAT'S "DIGITAL BEETHOVEN ON CYBERSPEED" CD-ROM/CD! WATCH at http://youtu.be/vGySnE3TY7s
- "KAT SLAVE CLUB" on KAT TV from The Great Kat's "DIGITAL BEETHOVEN ON CYBERSPEED" CD-ROM/CD! “AH!!!!!! THE LIFE OF A GODDESS! RUB MY FEET, FAN ME, BOW TO ME, FEED ME CANDY! THE GREAT KAT IS GOD!" Watch at http://youtu.be/xGCI5z1dQP4
- "HYPERSPEED CHANNEL" on KAT TV from The Great Kat's "DIGITAL BEETHOVEN ON CYBERSPEED" CD-ROM/CD! "THIS IS THE GREAT KAT! WELCOME to the HYPERSPEED CHANNEL, where we DO EVERYTHING FAST!" WATCH at http://youtu.be/jW2pfD62jJY
- KAT TV'S "KAT SHOPPING CHANNEL" from The Great Kat's "DIGITAL BEETHOVEN ON CYBERSPEED" CD-ROM/CD! Watch The Great Kat model the "Kat Boudoir Outfit" - with Pink Teddy, Bows and Whip!
WATCH at http://youtu.be/2HW6FEamPKU
The Great Kat’s DIGITAL BEETHOVEN ON CYBERSPEED CD-ROM/CD PREVIEW! Watch at http://youtu.be/rR-rXTG1TRw
! "Digital Beethoven On Cyberspeed" combines Classical Music and Metal in a wildly entertaining history of music—past, present and future—through the eyes of the world’s fastest guitar virtuoso, The Great Kat! WAKE UP!!!
NEW on ITUNES MUSIC VIDEOS! The Great Kat SHREDS J.S. BACH'S FINAL Masterpiece BACH'S "THE ART OF THE FUGUE" - Music Video from "Beethoven's Guitar Shred" DVD! https://itunes.apple.com/us/music-video/bachs-the-art-of-the-fugue/id704467069
Bach's own son, C.P.E. Bach, wrote on the score for "The Art of Fugue": "While working on this fugue, where the name B.A.C.H. appears in the countersubject, the composer died." (B,A,C,H -- "H" is B natural in German).
BEETHOVEN'S 5th SYMPHONY -The Great Kat SHREDS BEETHOVEN on YOUTUBE! http://youtu.be/NA83s9j9DPk
The Great Kat is the REINCARNATION of BEETHOVEN!! From "BEETHOVEN'S GUITAR SHRED" DVD!!
"WAR" MUSIC VIDEO on YOUTUBE: http://youtu.be/O-UaBy_sIJo
The Great Kat confronts the terrorists after 9/11 with the revolutionary CD “WAGNER’S WAR.” The song “WAR” was written out of “severe rage” and “HORROR out of the TERRORIST ATTACK on THE WORLD TRADE CENTER AND MY CITY-NEW YORK CITY!” declares The Great Kat. Video from "Extreme Guitar Shred" DVD!
- NEW ON YOUTUBE!! VIVALDI'S "THE FOUR SEASONS"
MUSIC VIDEO – The Great Kat Guitar Goddess SHREDS
VIVALDI on NEW Music Video at
SHRED" DVD REVIEWS:
NACHRICHTEN'S REVIEW OF THE GREAT KAT'S "EXTREME GUITAR SHRED" DVD! "Extreme Guitar Shred from The Great Kat. The Death Metal hard rock antics of The Great Kat is not a gimmick. Katherine offers her guitar to the devil. Above all sits the American flag - and The Great Kat with her guitar and instruments of torture. Driven and extreme are the right words to describe this art. Extreme Guitar Shred could be an art form." - By Christopher Doemges, Nachrichten
MISTER GROWL'S REVIEW OF THE GREAT KAT'S "EXTREME GUITAR SHRED" DVD! "The Great Kat. 'Extreme Guitar Shred'. Should be watched rabidly by the fans that worship the Great Kat. Not only does she rain fiery words of degradation down on her servants, but she also dispatches her victims with blood slick on her face, fret-burning fingers, and cleavage. These are moments of pure heavy metal excess that, for a dedicated fan of the Great Kat, will be their raison d’etre. This is essential for the fans who say they worship their Classical-Shred Messiah." - Mister Frasier, Mister Growl
THE GREAT KAT DVDS:
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"WORSHIP ME OR
DIE!" CD REVIEW:
MUSIC LEGENDS' REVIEW OF THE GREAT KAT'S "WORSHIP ME OR DIE!" CD!
"The Great Kat. Worship Me or Die! The Great Kat at blistering tempos and intense high pitch screams that could only be delivered by the metal messiah herself. Harmony twin solos at lightning speeds to create the originality of the Guitar Goddess. Classic guitar riffs with very fast shreds only possible by the Great Kat." - Jason Saulnier, Music Legends
NEW GREAT KAT
BACH'S "BRANDENBURG CONCERTO #3"-GREAT KAT
SHREDS GUITAR & VIOLIN with GUITAR TAB &
SARASATE'S "ZAPATEADO" – GREAT KAT SHREDS
SARASATE with GUITAR TABLATURE & MUSIC NOTATION!
"THE FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLE-BEE"-GREAT KAT
Juilliard Grad Violin Virtuoso SHREDS on Guitar
BEETHOVEN'S "5th SYMPHONY"-GREAT KAT SHREDS
BEETHOVEN with GUITAR TABLATURE & MUSIC
BACH'S "BRANDENBURG CONCERTO #3" starring GREAT
KAT SHREDDING 6 GUITARS!
BEETHOVEN'S "5th SYMPHONY" starring GREAT KAT'S
- THE GREAT KAT COVER STORY:
Cover Story: "The Great Kat has earned a
completely justified reputation as one of the world's fastest rock guitarists -
her 'shredding' has to be heard to be believed."
is truly one of the fastest and most over-the-top guitarists in the history of
metal, and that can't be disputed. One of the best locally produced albums of
GREAT KAT'S SHRED/CLASSICAL CDS!:
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Experience Beethoven, Paganini, Bach,
"The Flight Of The Bumble-Bee" & More
Electrifying Great Kat Virtuoso Guitar
THE GREAT KAT'S NEW "BEETHOVEN SHREDS" CD OUT NOW! The UNDISPUTED World’s
Fastest Guitar Shredder - The Great Kat - SHREDS Beethoven, Bach, Paganini &
Rimsky-Korsakov On The New “Beethoven Shreds” CD!
The Great Kat,
The World's Fastest Guitarist, unleashes the ULTIMATE Shred Guitar CD,
FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLE-BEE"
Shredding at 300 BPM!
world's most famous 4 notes!
"BRANDENBURG CONCERTO #3"
with 6 shredding guitars!
starring Great Kat's demonic guitar
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