Sunday, July 1, 2012

''GUITAR GODS: Katherine 'The Great Kat' Thomas!''

Originally published at Tinfoil Music
Date: Wednesday, October 09 2002 @ 21:52:21 BST
             
The Great Kat is hands-down the most outrageous performer on the rock scene today - no doubt about it. With her brazen attitude and wild-woman appearance (complete with blood, S&M imagery, and the like), it's amazing she hasn't glossed the covers of more magazines.
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.


Check out our review of Kat's new CD, "Wagner's War", and keep your eyes peeled for a review of "Beethoven on CyberSpeed" here at Tinfoil and a "Goddess Primer" guitar lesson from Insane Guitar/Skinny Devil Music Lab in the near future. Now, without further adieu, ladies and gentlemen: The Great Kat!!!

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1) What are your current projects?

After the VICIOUS and INSANE TERRORIST ATTACKS on MY city-NEW YORK CITY-on Sept 11, The Great Kat has decided to CONFRONT THESE BARBARIANS with GENIUS CLASSICAL MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Great Kat Has chosen the INFAMOUS "BATTLE CRY" music by Wagner-"THE RIDE OF THE VALKYRIES" from the Opera "Die Valkure". This AMAZING NEW KAT CD will feature a FULL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, SHRED METAL BAND and OPERA SINGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THE NEW GREAT KAT CD is a 7 SONG CD and WILL BE OUT IN MAY, so STAY TUNED TO THE GREAT KAT GUITAR GODDESS WEB SITE AT http://www.greatkat.com!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
In the MEANTIME, GET ENERGIZED with The Great Kat's "ROSSINI'S RAPE" CD!!!!! "Rossini's Rape" is a 4-Song CD featuring:
-Rossini's "William Tell Overture" -- A BLISTERING 1 minute, 53 second version of the INFAMOUS "William Tell Overture." This OUTRAGEOUS speed version combines a Symphony Orchestra (Strings, Brass, Winds, Tympani, etc.) of LIVE musicians, MIDI instruments and a VICIOUS Speed Metal Band. The Great Kat BRILLIANTLY RIPS through the masterpiece on ALL Guitars, Violins, Violas and conducts!
-"Sodomize" -- Ultra-Violence rules in this PSYCHOTIC and VENGEFUL ORGY of abuse, rape and SODOMY. This MANIACAL song features a THUNDERING Tympani and Gong to represent the ULTIMATE HUMILIATION!
-"Castration" -- Get ready for a WILD ride of 3 Classical Baroque style Harpsichords, mixed with arpeggiated guitar virtuosity and threats of severing, chopping and crushing of sensitive body parts! J.S. Bach meets Marquis De Sade!
-Bazzini's "The Round Of The Goblins" - The Great Kat's demonic violin virtuosity and satanic guitar genius star in this non-stop whirlwind Classical piece. To top off all the OUTRAGEOUS guitar and violin technique, there's a Classical Piano and Speed Metal Band!!
To hear a sample of "Rossini's Rape" CD and to purchase this AMAZING CD go to the Kat Web Site at http://www.greatkat.com.

2) How does this (do these) differ from your past work?

ALL GREAT KAT CDs are BRILLIANT, SHREDDING, RIPPING, VIRTUOSIC, AMAZING, GENIUS COMBINATIONS OF AUTHENTIC CLASSICAL MUSIC with VICIOUS, ABUSIVE SHRED SPEED METAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE GREAT KAT IS THE REINCARNATION OF BEETHOVEN and IS HERE TO SYSTEMATICALLY WAKE UP YOUR PEON BRAINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3) Do you have one project that you are most proud of as a guitarist?

The Great Kat is a JUILLIARD GRADUATE violin virtuoso TURNED Guitar Goddess, TRANSCRIBING CLASSICAL SOLOS from the VIOLIN TO THE GUITAR!!!! ALL KAT CDS are MASTERPIECE GUITAR AND VIOLIN SHOWPIECES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4) Can you give our readers a run-down of your basic gear (live and/or studio)?

Jackson Flying V Guitar, Gibson Flying V Guitar, Guild Strat Guitar, Marshall 100 Watt JCM Amp (altered to be EVEN LOUDER and MORE VICIOUS for The Great Kat), DigiTech Effects Guitar Processor, Various Metal Pedals Choruses, Delays, Etc. Violin: 17th Century Italian Acoustic Violin.

5) Who would you cite as early influences, and who are you favorite new players?

Kat Influences: Beethoven, Mozart, Wagner, Paganini, Bach, Ozzy. NOW GO AND BE SHOCKED AND INSULTED by The Great Kat's Music Video "CASTRATION" (from Kat's "Rossini's Rape" CD)! Brace yourselves for a WILD ride of Kat severing, chopping and crushing penises mixed with guitar shredding in Kat's unique and revolutionary Cyberspeed Classical/Metal Style!
"CASTRATION" Music Video is a 1 Minute, 12 Second Psychotic Mini-Opera with The Great Kat seducing and castrating males in 4 Outrageous Acts: · Act I - Geisha · Act II - Salome · Act III - Black Widow Act IV - Finale - SURGERY

6) Can you give a few tips to aspiring players?

PRACTICE YOUR BUTT OFF!!!! Start slowly with a metronome and work your way up to faster playing.

7) What are your future plans?

The Great Kat's Future Plans: THE GREAT KAT IS THE NEW BEETHOVEN OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM and IS HERE TO OWN ALL OF MUSIC, BY BLASTING YOUR LETHARGIC BRAINS WITH BRILLIANT CLASSICAL/SHRED MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8) Thanx for talking to us, Kat!

The Great Kat is GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ON YOUR KNEES PEASANTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Go to the Kat web site at http://www.greatkat.com Call 1-800-KAT-9199 or 631-549-7575 to order Write to Thomas Public Relations, 775 Park Ave, Suite #222, Huntington, NY 11743 To get a Kat Catalog, Email The Great Kat at greatkat@greatkat.com

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  2. THE BEST! (of course,an understatement :))

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