THE GREAT KAT
Bloody Vivaldi
TPR Music

She’s back. That self-proclaimed high priestess of mind numbing velocity metal. It’s been almost ten years since she’s graced us with her presence and with a mouth as fast as her playing we just let the tape run.

THE INTERVIEW:

The Cutting Edge: It’s been ten years since Worship Me Or Die, could you fill us in on what’s been happening with you during that time?

The Great Kat: FIRST OF ALL, The Great Kat is the REINCARNATION of Beethoven and is CHANGING the FACE OF CLASSICAL MUSIC by bringing it to the MASSES USING METAL!!!!!!!!!! WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THE GREAT KAT HAS BEEN CREATING THE FOLLOWING MASTERPIECES:
1-GENIUS "BLOODY VIVALDI" CD
2-BRILLIANT "GUITAR GODDESS" CD
3-REVOLUTIONARY "DIGITAL BEETHOVEN ON CYBERSPEED" CD-ROM
4-GLOBAL "KAT WEB SITE" at http://www.greatkat.com

NOW EVERYONE GO CHECK OUT a PREVIEW of The Great Kat’s "BLOODY VIVALDI" CD, "GUITAR GODDESS" CD and "Digital Beethoven On Cyberspeed" INTERACTIVE CD-ROM FOR YOURSELVES at The Kat Web Site at http://www.greatkat.com.!!!!!!!!!!!

The Kat Web Site features:
1-The NEW "BLOODY VIVALDI" CD!!!-Get EXCITING, EAR-BLEEDING Music Samples (Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons") from the GROUNDBREAKING new Great Kat CD "Bloody Vivaldi"!!!!!!
2-The Great Kat LIVE Music Video "The Great Kat LIVE at the Expo of the Extreme!"
3-MUSIC VIDEO "DOMINATRIX"
4-KAT CD "GUITAR GODDESS
5-Cyberspeed Music: The Great Kat, Vivaldi, Beethoven, Wagner, Bach, Sarasate, Rossini, Chopin, Rimsky-Korsakov AND MORE!!!!!!
6-Kat Slave Club
7-Kat Club Guestbook
8-Kat Body Parts
9-Kat Paparazzi
10-Kat Merchandise
11-Great Composers
12-AND MORE!!!

TCE: It’s great to see you still have the knack for poking fun at Metal and all it’s many vices (as well as playing some killer guitar). Was it the underground success of death metal bands like Cradle of Filth and the shock value of Marilyn Manson that has heated up your popularity once again?

KAT: WHO??????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WAKE UP!!!!!! THE GREAT KAT IS GOD/THE MUSICAL

MESSIAH/THE NEW BEETHOVEN OF THE NEXT MILLENNIUM AND YOUR SAVIOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BOW!!! MORONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NOW GO AND WAKE UP with the NEW "Bloody Vivaldi" CD!!!!!!!!!! This is the FIRST CD to combine a speed-metal band with an ACTUAL Chamber Orchestra (violins, violas, cellos, double basses) on The Great Kat's Cyberspeed Version of Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons"!!!!!! We first recorded the MIDI drums, LIVE drums, bass, The Great Kat's 4 Guitars AND then added The Great Kat's SOLO violin, 1st violin, 2nd violin, and viola with a MIDI cello and MIDI Double-Bass cello. ALL THIS I NSANITY, PLUS THE GREAT KAT conducting!!!!!!

Produced by The Great Kat, "Bloody Vivaldi" is a groundbreaking 4-Song CD featuring: -Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" -- an extraordinary 2 minute and 12 second Cyberspeed Classical/Metal version of Vivaldi's famous piece, with an ACTUAL Chamber Orchestra (Solo Violin, 1st Violin, 2nd Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, and Conductor) AND full metal band. The Great Kat performs all violins, viola, guitars and conducts.

"Torture Chamber" -- Kat tantalizes you with a little S&M on this mini-opera--with crazy vocals, industrial sounds, screams, guitar wailing and abusive Kat lyrics.

"BLOOD" -- The Guitar Dominatrix blows you away on this insane 39-second wall of guitar shredding - guaranteed to draw blood from your ears.

Sarasate's "Carmen Fantasy" -- a Cyberspeed version of the Spanish Classical virtuoso violin piece with an electric guitar duet. Violin AND guitar virtuosity performed at unbelievable speeds.

KAT: RUN to the Kat web site http://www.greatkat.com to BUY IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TCE: "Metal Messiah", "Satan Goes To Church" and "Kill The Muthers" were classics in my book. How has the new material been holding up in your live shows?

KAT: Don't forget THE GREAT KAT LIVE:

-BRILLIANT CYBERSPEED MUSIC from "BLOODY VIVALDI", "GUITAR GODDESS", "DIGITAL BEETHOVEN

ON CYBERSPEED"!

~WHIPPING!

~THRASHING!

~VIOLIN VIRTUOSITY!

~GUITAR SHREDDING!

~SLAVES ON STAGE BOWING, LICKING, BEGGING, PRAYING TO THEIR GODDESS KAT!

~VIOLENT VIRTUOSITY!!!!!!!!!!!

TCE: Vivaldi seems, for lack of a better word, more serious. Was it intended to be?

KAT:
The Great Kat IS A SERIOUS CLASSICAL VIOLINIST/COMPOSER-TURNED SERIOUS BLOOD-DRIPPING, S&M MANICAL GUITAR SHREDDER!!!!!!! ALL Great Kat MUSIC IS DEAD SERIOUS and is MEANT to WAKE UP your FLACCID BRAINS and PUNCH THROUGH YOUR INFERIOR SKULLS with violent, vicious, virtuosity and BRILLIANT ENERGETIC SPEEDS!!!!!!!!!!!!





TCE: Why only four tracks on your new disc? (Four Seasons?)

KAT: THE GREAT KAT IS ONCE AGAIN LEADING THE WAY INTO THE FUTURE WITH SHORT, 4-SONG, 7 MINUTE, CYBERSPEED CDs!!!!!!!!!!! In the next millennium, YOU WON'T HAVE TIME for long-winded, BORING, LETHARGIC CDs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GET USED TO THE FUTURE NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TCE: You have always favored the Gibson flying V as your stock in trade. Do you ever vary your playing on a Strat, Kramer or Taylor guitar?

KAT: The Great Kat plays: Guild Strat guitar, Gibson Flying V, Jackson Flying V, 18th Century Irish Acoustic Violin, 18th Century Italian Acoustic Violin

TCE: For years your technique has been blinding fast licks with a thunder rhythm section. Will we ever see a blues Kat record or diversions into Goth or Power Metal?

KAT: BLUES?????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!! WHO WANTS TO BE DEPRESSED WITH SLOW, LETHARGIC, LOSER, INFERIOR BLUES WHEN CYBERSPEED CLASSICAL/METAL IS HERE TO RIP OPEN YOUR BRAIN AND SEND YOU SOARING INTO THE NEXT MILLENNIUM????????????!!!!!! On the NEW "BLOODY VIVALDI" CD the song "TORTURE CHAMBER" is the FIRST piece to incorporate Classical Motives, Metal riffs, Operatic SCREAMING AND INDUSTRIAL sounds and beats!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TCE: Excellent video for the new CD and I must say you are in tremendous shape. Any pointers on what it takes to keep in good shape both physically and with your chops on the guitar?

KAT: PRACTICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE GREAT KAT practices violin and guitar ALL DAY, until my FINGERS are bleeding, my bones ARE BREAKING and I'M ON THE FLOOR SCREAMING IN PAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TCE: Your talent on stringed instruments in general is staggering. What was it about your childhood that trained you to be so disciplined?

KAT: The Great Kat's discipline comes from DECIDING TO CHANGE HISTORY and BECOME THE NEW BEETHOVEN at 9 years old!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! After listening to Classical music such as Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, and Haydn, since birth, I decided to become a violin virtuoso at the age of 9. I won a scholarship to The Juilliard School of Music in New York City at the age of 15 and after 6 years at Juilliard, I graduated with honors. I won the Artists International Competition and performed my solo violin debut at Carnegie Recital Hall, toured the U.S., Mexico and England, was the Concertmaster of the Juilliard School Pre-College Orchestra, and won numerous other competitions and awards in violin.

TCE: What’s the future hold for your Highness? How can we in Philly catch one of your live shows?

KAT: Your Highness' Future: The Great Kat will take over ALL of MUSIC by the year 2000!!!!!!! On the NEXT Cyberspeed Great Kat CD, I will CYBERGIZE the POWERFUL Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This will be the FIRST CD EVER to combine a Metal band with an actual SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (Horns, Winds, Tympani, Strings, etc.)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you want to WITNESS CYBERSPEED LIVE and BOW to your GODDESS KAT LIVE, then call up your LOCAL CLUB and DEMAND IT!!!!!!!!!!!! THE GREAT KAT WILL ONLY COME TO PHILLY WHEN ALL YOU PEASANTS GET OFF YOUR LAZY BUTTS AND SCREAM "THE GREAT KAT IS GOD AND WE HAVE TO SEE CYBERSPEED NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

NOW GET TO WORK, CUTTING EDGE READERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BOW TO YOUR GUITAR DOMINATRIX: THE GREAT KAT!!!!!!!!!!!!


TCE: Email The Great Kat at greatkat@greatkat.com

Write to The Kat Slave Club at P.O. Box 20554, Columbus Circle Station, NY NY 10023

KAT: CALL FREE: 1-800-KAT-9199 or 516-549-7575

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

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

Website at www.greatkat.com