"The Great Kat remains one of the most interesting women in heavy metal. Born Katherine Thomas, The Great Kat worked to be the fastest neo classical guitarist on the planet. Kat is a classically trained violinist, graduating from the Juilliard School and achieved headlines when she said that she was the reincarnation of Beethoven." - by Simon Lukic, Stack Magazine http://stack.net.au/music/features/8-iconic-women-in-metal
Warner Music Group Releases The Great Kat’s Legendary Classical Crossover album “Beethoven On Speed” on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon & More!
As demanded by legions of fans, The Great Kat world’s fastest guitar/violin shredder’s groundbreaking albums are now available on iTunes for $1.29 each song or $9.99 for the album. “Worship Me Or Die!” and “Beethoven On Speed” include famous Great Kat metal anthem hits, such as: “Metal Messiah,” “Beethoven Mosh,” “Beethoven On Speed,” “Flight Of The Bumble-Bee,” “Funeral March,” “Kat-Possessed,” and much more! DOWNLOAD NOW!
TIMOTHY LEARY (1920-1996) - 20th ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH!
GENIUS MIND EXPANDING VISIONARY Collaborated with THE GREAT KAT on "RIGHT BRAIN LOVER" Song! STAY TUNED!
The Great Kat Shreds VIVALDI'S "THE FOUR SEASONS" on RETAILING GIANT TESCO’S TV Commercial for the BLOCKBUSTER “CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS” at http://youtu.be/6tW_ik2J000
THE GREAT KAT GUITAR/VIOLIN DOUBLE VIRTUOSO AWARDS and ACCOLADES:
THE GREAT KAT GUITAR AWARDS:
-"Top 10 Fastest Shredders Of All Time" - Guitar One Magazine
-"20 Of The Fastest Guitarists In The World Today" - MusicRadar
-"50 Fastest Guitarists Of All Time" - Guitar World Magazine
-"The 100 Wildest Guitar Heroes" - Classic Rock Magazine
-Winner of "Who Plays The Fastest" - Guitar Player Magazine’s Reader Poll
-"8 Iconic Women In Metal" - Stack Magazine
-"Rock On, Queens of Noise: 10 Killer Heavy Metal Frontwomen" - VH1
-"Top 10 Most Famous Women Rockers" - Glitzyworld
-"10 Phenomenal Female Guitarists That Deserve Your Attention" - WhatCulture!
-"Top-10 Fastest Guitarists Of All Time" - Guitar World Magazine's Readers' Poll
-"12 Greatest Female Electric Guitarists" - Elle Magazine
-"Top Female Guitarists with Amazing Guitar Playing Skills" - KeytarHQ
-Honored with a STAR in the "Guitar Hero Galaxy" - Spin Magazine
-"8 Of The World's Fastest Shredders" - Gibson Lifestyle
-"20 Extraordinary Female Guitarists" - Guitar Player Magazine's "Guts & Glitter"
THE GREAT KAT GUITAR AWARDS:
-Juilliard Honors Graduate as a Violin Virtuoso
-Concertmaster of the Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra
-Winner of the Artists International Competition on Violin
-Carnegie Recital Hall Debut on Solo Violin
-Winner of the Great Neck Symphony's Young Musicians Competition
-Winner of the Gallery Concert Series Young Artists Award
-Winner of the New York State Music Teachers Association Collegiate Artists Competition
-Collaborator with Timothy Leary on the song "Right Brain Lover"
-Awarded "Certificate of Merit" from New York Governor Mario Cuomo
-Prodigy Violin Soloist for NYC Mayor Ed Koch at Gracie Mansion
-Prodigy Violin Soloist for Governor Oscar Flores Tapia in Saltillo, Coahuila Mexico
-Steve Allen especially composed the Violin piece "Sonatina" for Katherine, which she performed in England
NEW!! 2016 METAL CALENDAR "METAL GODDESS THE GREAT KAT!"
BOW & OBEY with 12 Months of HOT METAL DOMINATION from YOUR METAL GODDESS GREAT KAT!
Coming Soon! Great Kat SIGNATURE SHRED GUITAR FROM COOK CUSTOM GUITAR! "Coming summer 2016, The Great Kat (Katherine Thomas), signature series shredder. Details to come." - James Cook, Cook Custom Guitar
To download: • Go to the iTunes Store on your iPhone • Search for “Great Kat.” • Download your favorite Great Kat ShredClassical Ringtones!
CLASSICAL MPR FEATURES THE GREAT KAT! "The Great Kat is perhaps the most ostentatious virtuoso in recent music history—and yes, that's saying a lot. The self-proclaimed reincarnation of Beethoven, she's fleet-fingered on both violin and guitar, and sports a glam-rock look." - Jay Gabler, Classical MPR
NEW! TIMOTHY LEARY, CULTURAL ICON & THE GREAT KAT, GUITAR/VIOLIN ICON COLLABORATED on "RIGHT BRAIN LOVER" SONG!
HISTORIC RECORDING: Timothy Leary wrote & rapped the wild psychedelic lyrics and Kat composed, sang & shredded electric violin on this NEVER BEFORE RELEASED RECORDING!
NEW! TESCO'S TV COMMERCIAL FOR "CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS" VIDEO GAME FEATURES THE GREAT KAT'S VIVALDI'S "THE FOUR SEASONS"! Watch Now on YouTube:http://youtu.be/6tW_ik2J000http://www.greatkat.com/music/tescotvcommercialcallofdutyghosts.html 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!
"The Great Kat remains one of the most interesting women in heavy metal. The Great Kat worked to be the fastest neo classical guitarist on the planet. Kat achieved headlines when she said that she was the reincarnation of Beethoven."
"ROCK ON, QUEENS OF NOISE: 10 MORE KILLER HEAVY METAL FRONTWOMEN"
"The Great Kat. Beastly in the best sense, ferocious violin virtuoso and lightning-clawed guitar shredder. Displays of seemingly impossible technical wizardry."
"TOP 10 MOST FAMOUS WOMEN ROCKERS"
"When people hear The Great Kat, they come into a state of musical ecstasy. She is known for her thrash metal interpretations of well-known pieces of classical music. 'Top 10 Fastest Shredders of all Time'."
"THE 13 MOST POWERFUL 'O' FACES OF ROCK" - BuzzFeed
"Thrash metal queen The Great Kat. Classically trained Kat is most famous for her high speed interpretations of pieces of classical music. Named one of the fastest shredders of all time. Classical music. Speed metal style."
"TOP 10 SHRED GUITAR HEROES" - Bopian.com (China)
"The Great Kat -- sexy wildcat shredder. The spitting image of a violent nymphomaniac. God actually has given her speed playing strength. God, the Devil was born."
#1 IN "THE 12 BEST GUITARISTS OF THE WORLD" - Guitarra Atalho
"1st Katherine Thomas (The Great Kat). The Great Kat is best known for her thrash metal interpretations of well-known pieces of classical music."
The Great Kat's "BEETHOVEN SHREDS" CD AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE THROUGH MUSIC VIDEO DISTRIBUTORS (MVD)! "Displaying the world's fastest shred guitar music, this CD features The Great Kat's electrifying tracks on guitar and violin with dazzling insane speeds of 300 BPM." - MVD
"The Great Kat, who you may know as one of the fastest, fiercest heavy metal guitar shredders in the universe. I popped it in, and was delighted to find some of the greatest heavy metal videos ever made. This lady is hard core. She plays Beethoven's symphonies the way he always intended: incredibly fast and covered in blood." - Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Online
"Kat is best described as a 21st century Janis Joplin who breaks out of the conventionally assigned gender role limitations of acceptable female behavior, to give the historically male dominated music scene a woman's energy and edge." Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
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." - New York Magazine
THE GREAT KAT'S SHRED GUITAR CDS & SINGLES IN STORES NOW!
NEW Single: "Goddess Shreds Live In Chicago" & CDs: "Beethoven Shreds", "Wagner's War", "Rossini's Rape", "Bloody Vivaldi", "Guitar Goddess" & CD-ROM/CD: "Digital Beethoven On Cyberspeed"!
DOWNLOAD THE GREAT KAT’S SHRED/CLASSICAL GUITAR CDS & SINGLES!
-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 New Woman To Watch" - New Woman Magazine
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is the famous Juilliard graduate Classical Violin Virtuoso-turned Shred
Guitar Virtuoso, WORLD'S FASTEST GUITAR SHREDDER who is RESURRECTING
Beethoven with VICIOUS METAL, PURE CLASSICAL and TOTAL VIRTUOSITY and
showcases her phenomenal guitar and violin pyrotechnics in "Beethoven
Shreds" CD and "Beethoven's Guitar Shred" DVD! The Great Kat is the “Top 10
Fastest Shredders Of All Time” (Guitar One Magazine)/“50 Fastest Guitarists
Of All Time” (Guitar World Magazine)/“20 Of The Fastest Guitarists In The
World Today” (MusicRadar.com)/“8 Iconic Women in Metal” (Stack Magazine)/“The 100 Wildest Guitar Heroes” (Classic Rock
Magazine)/“Rock On, Queens of Noise: 10 MORE Killer Heavy Metal Frontwomen”
(VH1)/“12 Greatest Female Electric Guitarists” (Elle Magazine)/“Top 10 Most
Famous Women Rockers” (Glitzyworld)/“Top-10
Fastest Guitarists Of All Time” (Guitar World Magazine's Readers' Poll)/"Top
Female Guitarists with Amazing Guitar Playing Skills" (KeytarHQ)/"The
25 Best Rock Guitarists In The World" (Maximum Rock Magazine)/#1 In "The 12
Best Guitarists Of The World (Guitarra Atalho)/Honored with a STAR in the
“GUITAR HERO GALAXY” (Spin Magazine)!
The Great Kat's Revolutionary Albums, “Beethoven On Speed” and "Beethoven
Shreds" are now featured in “America’s Beethoven” Exhibit at the “American
About The Great Kat Guitar/Violin
The Great Kat http://www.greatkat.com
is the world-famous Juilliard graduate Classical Violin Virtuoso/Carnegie
Recital Hall Violin Soloist/Winner of “Artists International Competition”.
The Great Kat performed as a Prodigy Violin Soloist for NYC Mayor Ed Koch at
Gracie Mansion and for Coahuila, Mexico Governor Flores Tapia at the
Centennial of General Vito Alessio Robles’ birth and at the famous Teatro
Fernando Soler in Saltillo, Mexico and was awarded the "Certificate of
Merit" from New York Governor Mario Cuomo. The Great Kat is now the world’s
fastest Shred Guitar Virtuoso/“TOP 10 FASTEST SHREDDERS OF ALL TIME” (Guitar
One Magazine)/ "FAMOUS JUILLIARD SCHOOL ALUMNI" (Ranker.com)/Reincarnation
of Beethoven and the ONLY Guitar-Violin Double Virtuoso since Niccolo
Paganini. Timothy Leary, cultural icon collaborated with The Great Kat
Violin Virtuoso on the rock song "Right Brain Lover". Retailing giant Tesco
is now featuring The Great Kat’s virtuoso Vivaldi's “The Four Seasons” music
in the TV commercial for the popular Activision video game “Call of Duty:
. The Great Kat's Revolutionary Albums, “Beethoven On Speed” and "Beethoven
Shreds" are now featured in “America’s Beethoven” Exhibit at the “American
Beethoven Society”. BBC Radio’s “The Arts Hour” features The Great Kat
Shredding Beethoven's "5th Symphony" and Interview from “Fast And Furioso”
Show (heard on BBC Radio 4). Warner Music Group releases the Legendary
“Worship Me Or Die!” & “Beethoven On Speed” Metal Albums by The Great Kat
Shred Goddess!More info: