THE GREAT KAT

August 21st, 2005
by EvilG

THE GREAT KAT
INTERVIEW WITH METAL RULES!!
Interviewed on Mon, 03 March 1997 by EvilG

You can either love or hate the Great Kat, but you cannot deny her technical playing ability, sense of humor, nor her strong convictions. Not for the faint-hearted or the slow-minded, her music and attitude is one of a kind. So read on to find out what Kat thinks of contemporary metal, the internet, and why everyone should be listening to and worshipping The GreatKat.


Metal Rules!!
After reading your bio which states the well known fact that after you realized that there was no future in traditional classical music you turned to hyperspeed metal/classical music. However, the unanswered question is during this transition phase how did you make the switch? You didn’t wake up one day and say ok “now I’m the high-priest of shred.” How long did the transition take in terms of learning guitar to the point where you felt you were ready? After you began working on this path how long did it take before you got a band together and you recorded a CD.

 

Kat Answer:
FIRST OF ALL, WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! RUN TO THE GREAT KAT GUITAR GODDESS WEB SITE AT http://www.greatkat.com and listen to the most finger-bleeding, blood-dripping, maniacal, barbaric music ever invented: THE GREAT KAT?S CYBERSPEED CLASSICAL/METAL MASTERPIECE ?GUITAR GODDESS?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I DARE YOU NOT TO GET ENERGIZED within 3 seconds of listening to my powerful, revolutionary music!!!! If you REALLY want to know about WHAT THE GREAT KAT IS DOING WITH HER SYMPHONIC SPEED MUSIC THEN GO LISTEN TO THE GENIUS MASTERPIECES FIRST!!!!!!!!

In answer to your question: After graduating from the prestigious Juilliard School of Music in New York City, winning The Artists International Competition and making my Carnegie Recital Hall solo violin debut, and touring the U.S., Mexico and England, I realized that CLASSICAL MUSIC IS DEAD!!!!! To update Classical Music, you MUST bring it into the present by mixing it with common Popular music for the common moron masses. After listening to ALL forms of Popular music, I saw a Judas Priest music video on TV, and decided that Heavy Metal is the ONLY exciting, powerful and technical popular music that could be mixed with Classical Music. I then picked up the electric guitar and SYSTEMATICALLY began transcribing all of my violin solos, runs, scales and fingerings for the guitar. I then began writing music that combined Classical Music and Speed Metal, called ?Hyperspeed.? After a few months, I auditioned drummers and bassists to record the FIRST Great Kat EP ?Satan Says.? The Great Kat has subsequently released ?Worship Me Or Die!? CD, ?Beethoven On Speed? CD, ?Digital Beethoven On Cyberspeed? Interactive Multimedia CD/CD-ROM and the NEW BRILLIANT OPUS CD ?Guitar Goddess?!!!!!!

(More info from Kat on her new CD, CD-ROM, and on her web page HERE!!!)

 

 

Metal Rules!!
I admit the first thing that ever attracted me to you and your music was the fact that it was so over the top, insane, and because of your outrageous personality. How important, is this “in your face” kind of image in comparison to your music? Can the two be separated? Is there a serious side to The Great Kat?

 

Kat Answer:
WAKE UP!!! THE GREAT KAT IS MORE SERIOUS THAN ANY OF YOUR OTHER SO-CALLED ?BANDS? THAT WRITE THAT BORING, LONG-WINDED, SUICIDAL, FEEBLE-MINDED, POSER MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE GREAT KAT IS THE MOST SERIOUS, VICIOUS, ASS-KICKING, BULLDOG, GET-OUT-OF-MY-WAY, VIOLENT, EGOMANIACAL BRILLIANT, NEUROTIC, PSYCHOTIC, OBSESSIVE, COMPULSIVE PSYCHO SINCE LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The reason the persona of The Great Kat is ?so over the top? is because the MUSIC of The Great Kat is ?so over the top?!!!!!!!!! Listen to The Great Kat?s Cyberspeed genius music and I DARE you not to be BLOWN away by The Great Kat?s MEGALOMANIACAL, outrageous, blood-dripping, ear-piercing, violent, HONEST, KICK-THE-DOOR-DOWN, RIP YOUR FACE OFF music!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Metal Rules!!
How do you expect a person to review your music? People may like it but may not be into the image you portray of yourself as a goddess. What would you say to them?

 

Kat Answer:
I DON?T GIVE A CRAP HOW PEOPLE REVIEW MY MUSIC OR IF THEY LIKE MY GODDESS ?IMAGE?!!!!! Beethoven, Mozart, Paganini, Wagner and ALL revolutionary composers were CRITICIZED for their music AND their EGOMANIACAL images!! Cyberspeed music is for intelligent, fast-thinking, pushy, and aggressive success-minded people LIKE THE GREAT KAT!!!!!! If you SLOW-MINDED, DRUGGED-OUT, SUICIDAL conformist LIARS can?t understand the AMAZING POWER of mixing the brilliance and complexity of Classical music with the RAW, POWERFUL, VIOLENCE of metal, THEN YOU?RE AN IDIOT!!!!!! If you don?t understand the ENERGIZING, CYBERGIZING, GET-OUT-OF-MY-WAY, UNSTOPPABLE, VIOLENT PERSONALITY OF THE HIGH-PRIESTESS OF GUITAR SHRED, THEN YOU WILL NOT UNDERSTAND MY FURIOUS, SURGE OF VICIOUS ENERGY MUSIC – CYBERSPEED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Metal Rules!!
During your transition from classically trained violinist to metal god, who influenced you or who did you appreciate in the metal realm? What do you think of Yngwie Malmsteen’s guitar playing? His earlier recordings are very much classically influenced and he also claims Paganini as one of his main influences.

 

Kat Answer:
The Only Brilliant Composer who influences The Great Kat is Beethoven. I listen to all metal, industrial, etc., including Judas Priest, Megadeth, Ozzy, Nine Inch Nails and Slayer. But UNDERSTAND THIS VERY CAREFULLY: The Great Kat is NOT a metal guitarist!!!! The Great Kat is a VIOLIN Virtuoso taking Violin solos and bringing them to the Guitar. I am systematically taking Classical Music and editing it,

rearranging it, reorchestrating it, recomposing it and compressing it for the fast-minded, information superhighway, internet obsessed, 5 billion bytes of information PER SECOND mentality of the 21st Century!! THIS IS WHY THE GREAT KAT?S CYBERSPEED MUSIC WILL TAKE OVER MUSIC BY THE YEAR 2000!!!! Those other ?guitarists? like Malmsteen are simply taking the ?blues? and adding a few diminished arpeggios and some keyboards and FOOLING you IGNORANT PRIMATES into thinking THAT is ?NeoClassical? Music!!! WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Metal Rules!!
What contemporary metal bands/musicians do you consider worth listening to? And what would be your advice be (besides quit…haha) to a person learning to play the guitar or forming a band????

 

Kat Answer:
There are NO contemporary metal bands/musicians worth listening to EXCEPT THE GREAT KAT!!! DON?T YOUR GET IT?????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!! My Mission in life is to SAVE Classical Music and MAKE THE WORLD REALIZE the Power, Brilliance and COMPLEX GENIUS of Classical Music by mixing it with the MORONIC music of the MASSES-Popular Music (Metal)!!!! NO OTHER music can have any comparison to the ABSOLUTE INTENSITY of CYBERSPEED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Great Kat?s advice to people learning to play the guitar or forming a band:
1-PRACTICE your BUTT OFF! Practice until your fingers BONES ARE EXPOSED, and you are COLLAPSING in pain and YOUR HANDS are BLEEDING!!!!!
2-Learn to READ music! Don?t be an UNEDUCATED MORON!!!!
3-BE PUSHY!!!!! DON?T TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER!
4-PROMOTE YOURSELF and KICK BUTT!!!!!

 

Metal Rules!!
What do you think of some of the new directions heavy music has taken such as death metal, industrial, and grunge?

 

Kat Answer:
WHAT HEAVY MUSIC????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All you masturbating idiots DESTROYED Heavy Metal Music five years ago!!! You ALLOWED that MINDLESS, Nirvana, Kill-Yourself, Grunge CRAP and Industrial NOISE to DESTROY METAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOW THE GREAT KAT has to NOT ONLY RESURRECT CLASSICAL MUSIC, BUT ALSO METAL!!!!!! Now GET OUT of MY WAY, LOW-IQ TRUCK-DRIVING LOSERS and LET ME GET TO WORK!!!!!

 

Metal Rules!!
About your newest CD “Guitar Goddess”: Why is it only 4 songs long? Why did you choose to use classical cover material rather than all your own compositions? Can we expect any videos from it? The only videos of yours I’ve seen are: ‘Metal Messiah’ and ‘Beethoven Mosh.’ are there others?

 

Kat Answer:
The reason The Great Kat?s NEW CD ?Guitar Goddess? is the ONLY 4 songs, is BECAUSE YOU FLACCID FAGGOTS CAN?T HANDLE MORE THAN 4 SONGS OF VICIOUS JOLTING CYBERSPEED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You losers would be on the ground, hyperventilating if I gave you more than 7 minutes of a Cyberspeed blast!! FAST, SHORT, TO-THE-POINT!!! The World Wide Web has made EVERYTHING FASTER!!!!!!

On this BRAIN-SPLITTING Cyberspeed CD, The Great Kat Cyberspeeds TWO Classical virtuoso showpieces from Rossini and Sarasate. I also DOMINATE your brain with TWO original Cyberspeed Kat creations ?Dominatrix? and ?The Feast of the Dead?!!!!! The Great Kat is NOW creating a NEW Kat Music Video for the song ?Dominatrix?!!!!! If you haven?t seen The Great Kat LIVE on stage, then you?ve GOT TO SEE THIS SICK VIDEO!! ?Dominatrix? will feature The Great Kat?s Dungeon O?Pain: Kat?s whips, chains, ropes, coffin, and bloody body parts. There?s Kat SLAVES bowing, LICKING, groveling submissively, PLUS KAT-POSSESSED THRASHERS getting abused, attacked, and INSULTED!!!!! SEXY, WILD, OUTRAGEOUS with UNBELIEVABLE guitar SHREDDING!!!! Stay tuned to the Kat web site at http://www.greatkat.com for the PREMIERE!!!!!!!!!

 

Metal Rules!!
When will you be recording or releasing a new full length CD? Can fans expect anything different or any new surprises on it? Maybe a guitar duo between you and Eric Clapton hahaha……now that would be hilarious!!

Kat Answer:
WAKE UP!!!!!! I JUST TOLD YOU THAT THE WAVE OF THE FUTURE WILL BE CYBERSPEED CDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GET USED TO IT, NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My NEXT Cyberspeed CD will feature the recording of a FIRST Classical Chamber Orchestra with electric guitar and Cyberspeed band!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE ONLY GUITAR DUO THE GREAT KAT WOULD EVER DO IS WITH PAGANINI–AND HE?S DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Metal Rules!!
Seeing as how this interview was made possible because of the internet maybe you can tell me a little about your net experiences….your favorite websites? How long you’ve been online? What prompted you to setup your own website? On-line pastimes…

 

Kat Answer:
The Great Kat Net Experiences:

1-Favorite Web Site: GUESS?????!!!!! THE GREAT KAT GUITAR GODDESS WEB SITE at http://www.greatkat.com. GO RUN AND GET CYBERGIZED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2-How long Online: 2 years

3-What prompted me to set up my own website: THE INTERNET IS THE FASTEST WAY TO SPREAD the WORD of CYBERSPEED TO THE POOR, IGNORANT MASSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4-On-line pastimes: GENIUSIZING PEOPLES BRAIN WITH CYBERSPEED AND WAKING MORONS UP TO THE BLINDING BRILLIANCE OF THE GREAT KAT!!! HAVE YOU WOKEN UP, YET????????!!!!!!!!!!

 

Metal Rules!!
Any other words of wisdom you wish to pass on to fans both old or prospective?

 

Kat Answer:
Kat Words of Wisdom:

1-ON YOUR KNEES and BOW TO THE GODDESS OF MIND-BOGGLING GUITAR VIRTUOSITY-THE GREAT KAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2-CYBERGIZE YOUR BRAIN AT THE GREAT KAT GUITAR GODDESS WEB SITE AT http://www.greatkat.com!!!!

3-GET INTO THE 21st CENTURY WITH THE NEW GREAT KAT?S NEW CD ?GUITAR GODDESS?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4-EMAIL YOUR GROVELING WORDS OF KAT WORSHIP TO THE GREAT KAT AT: greatkat@greatkat.com

5-CALL THE CYBERSPEED HOTLINE AT: 212-799-9392. GO AHEAD, I DARE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE GREAT KAT MIGHT ANSWER AND FORCE YOU TO WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

6-WRITE TO THE KAT SLAVE CLUB, P.O. BOX 20554, COLUMBUS CIRCLE STATION, NY NY 10023.

7-WAKE UP NOW OR BE LEFT BEHIND IN THE 16TH CENTURY, MORONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THE GREAT KAT IS GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


 

Well that was educational!!

I’d like to thank the Great Kat’s agent, Karen Thomas, of Thomas Public Relations, for making this interview possible. And most importantly thanks KAT for your time, and for enlightening us simpletons. :-)

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