THE GREAT KAT – Satan Says
Denne dama har jeg forsøkt å få med i The G-String Series siden starten, og nå fikk jeg endelig ja. The Great Kat er utdannet fiolinist i tillegg til å være en av verdens raskeste gitarister. Hun er kanskje best i verden på å blande speed metal og kjente klassiske stykker av komponister som Beethoven, Paganini, Wagner og Vivaldi. Noen vil sikkert si hun er harry, mens andre mener hun er veldig dyktig. Hun debuterte på platefronten med albumet "Worship me or die" i 1987. 3 år senere kom hennes hittil siste fullengder "Beethoven on speed", men hun har sluppet en del mini CD-er etter det. Her er i alle fall The Great Kat og hennes bidrag til The G-String Series.
When did you start playing the guitar? In what age and which band was actually the one that made you wanting to grab a guitar and start playing?
First of all, The Great Kat IS:
"Top 10 Fastest Shredders Of All Time" (Guitar One Magazine)
"50 Fastest Guitarists Of All Time" (Guitar World Magazine)
"The 100 Wildest Guitar Heroes" (Classic Rock Magazine)
"12 Greatest Female Electric Guitarists" (Elle Magazine)
Juilliard graduate violin virtuoso/Concertmaster of the Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra
Winner of the Artists International Competition on Violin/Carnegie Recital Hall Debut on Solo Violin
The Great Kat High Priestess Of Guitar Shred (http://www.greatkat.com ) started shredding on guitar after graduating from The Juilliard School as a violin virtuoso. After hearing Ozzy and Judas Priest, I decided to mix vicious, speed metal guitar riffs with my Classical Motives to UPDATE Classical Music Masterpieces from BEETHOVEN, MOZART, WAGNER, etc. and bring this POWERFUL music to the WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What actually makes a guitarist unique? Feeling or technique? Many people for example cannot stand Satriani…who is absolutely a master when it comes to technique!
VIRTUOSITY makes a GUITARIST unique!!! That's why The Great Kat Guitar Shredder is the ONLY GUITAR AND VIOLIN VIRTUOSO since Niccolo Paganini!!!!! The MOST important thing is to be TECHNICAL and have VICIOUS, BRUTAL POWER!
NOW CHECK OUT THE TECHNICAL GENIUS on my NEW "BEETHOVEN'S GUITAR SHRED" DVD:
"Beethoven's Guitar Shred" features The Great Kat's guitar shredding on Classical masterpieces:
- Beethoven's "5th Symphony"
- "The Flight Of The Bumble-Bee"
- Paganini's "Caprice #24"
- Bach's "Brandenburg Concerto #3"
- Along with original theatrical speed metal Wagnerian style music videos
- Plus Great Kat SHRED BONUS FEATURES & KAT KARTOON – a crazy cartoon of The High priestess of Guitar Shred!!!
DVD Video Clips: http://www.greatkat.com/dvd/dvd.html
What was your first guitar? Do you still have it?
The Great Kat Queen of Speed first shredded on a strat body guitar, which I still record with.
Do you think that the guitarist is making the quality or maybe the equipment can do magic?
The Great Kat's MAGICAL VIOLINIST FINGERS make the QUALITY on my SHRED/CLASSICAL GENIUS MUSIC on BOTH the GUITAR AND VIOLIN!!!!!!!!!!!!
NOW GET A TASTE of the MAGICAL GREAT KAT VIRTUOSITY on these MUSIC VIDEO CLIPS from "BEETHOVEN'S GUITAR SHRED" DVD:
-BEETHOVEN'S "5th SYMPHONY" http://www.greatkat.com/beethovens5thsymphonynew.wmv
-"The Flight Of The Bumble-Bee" http://www.greatkat.com/metalvideos/TheFlightOfTheBumbleBeeMusicVideo.wmv
-Paganini's "Caprice #24" http://www.greatkat.com/metalvideos/PaganinisCaprice24.wmv
-Bach's "Brandenburg Concerto #3 http://www.greatkat.com/BachsBrandenburgConcerto3.wmv
DVD trailer at: http://www.greatkat.com/BeethovensGuitarShredVideosMenuMED.wmv
More DVD Video Clips: http://www.greatkat.com/dvd/dvd.html
What kind of equipment do you use? Guitars…pick ups…amps…? Do you use different equipment in the studio and different while playing live? If yes then what is the reason?
For RECORDING and LIVE SHRED SHOWS, The Great Kat SHREDS on numerous guitars, amps and effects. CHECK OUT THE GREAT KAT LIVE TO SEE FOR YOURSELVES!!!!!!
Construct the guitar of your dreams…brand, pick ups, strings..everything!
The Great Kat QUEEN of SHRED GUITAR, can PERFORM BLISTERING GUITAR SOLOS on ANY guitar. I prefer a LIGHTWEIGHT, THIN-NECKED GUITAR to SHRED AT HIGH SPEEDS!!!!!!!!!!
Now form the band of your dreams…with you participating of course…Which individuals you think would fit like a glove to your style?
Hendrix AND THE GREAT KAT!
Are you participating in the composing of your bands material or you're just a performer? How important is it for an artist to be able to express himself? I mean, if for example you were in a band only for performing someone else's musical themes…would you handle it not participating…not being able to express yourself?
The Great Kat is the COMPOSER, ARRANGER, ORCHESTRATOR of all my SHRED/CLASSICAL WORKS and the COMPOSER/WRITER of ALL MY ORIGINAL WORKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
REVIEWS OF THE GREAT KAT:
–"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
–"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 ('Beethoven's Guitar Shred' DVD) makes a great stocking stuffer." – Michael Butler, MEVIO Music
-"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 said, watch and listen for yourself." – Dave White, About.com: Classic Rock
-"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." – Valkor, The Other View
Have you ever run out of ideas while composing a new album? How did you fight it? What was the solution?
NO!!!!!!!! THE GREAT KAT has 500 YEARS of CLASSICAL MUSIC GENIUS to UPDATE for the MASSES!!!!!!!!!!!! NOW GET OUT OF MY WAY AND LET ME GET TO WORK, PEONS!!!!!!!!
Do you have endorsements? Do you think endorsements are important for an artist?
I'LL KEEP YOU POSTED ON UPCOMING GREAT KAT OFFICIAL ENDORSEMENTS!!!!
(check out http://www.greatkat.com )
In all the years that you've been playing did something go totally wrong during a concert of yours? If yes, what was it. Please go ahead!
At one Great Kat Shred Show, the pathetic audience was in a drugged-out, drunken stupor, which caused The Great Kat to SCREAM, YELL, AND SHRED THEIR HEADS OFF UNTIL they WOKE UP!!!!!! PATHETIC LOSERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ok then…thank you for answering these questions. One last thing now! Who is the guitarist that you admire or that you would like to "punish" by have him answering these same questions?
I ADMIRE THE GREAT KAT! WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THE GREAT KAT IS THE REINCARNATION OF BEETHOVEN! BOW TO YOUR METAL MESSIAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
NOW GO TO THE GREAT KAT WEB SITE at http://www.greatkat.com
KAT on FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Great-Kat/296984350242
KAT on TWITTER at http://twitter.com/greatkatguitar
KAT on YOUTUBE at http://www.youtube.com/user/KthomasPR