Origin: New York, NY, USA
Genres: Thrash Metal

The Great Kat  


The Great Kat burst onto the scene in the mid-eighties, a ball of energy, scantily clad and mugging for the camera at every opportunity while loudly proclaiming to one and all that she was the fastest guitarist of all time. Truth be told -- while her image makes it hard to take her all that seriously, the fact of the matter is that she's an incredible guitar player, apparently a graduate of the Julliard School where she played violin (which she still does). Two full-length albums were released in the late eighties, basically speed metal with her hyperactive classical guitar work front and center. Eventually the novelty seemed to wear off, in that she more or less faded from world-wide view, but in fact she's still at it to this day, image and attitude fully intact. For some reason she's foregone releasing full albums in recent years, instead recording EPs that are often less than 10 minutes long, still full of hyperspeed classical metal guitar work and almost exclusively covers or reworks of real classical works.

Current Members

Great Kat (Katherine Thomas)

vocals/guitars

Jeff Ingegno

bass

Lionel Cordew

drums

Former Members/Guests

Tom Von Doom

bass

Adam Killa

drums


Discography



Worship Me Or Die 
1987 Roadrunner
  1. Metal Messiah
  2. Kat Possessed
  3. Death to You
  4. Satan Goes to Church
  5. Worship Me or Die
  6. Demons
  7. Speed Death
  8. Kill the Mothers
  9. Ashes to Dust
  10. Satan Says
  11. Metal Massacre
  • Great Kat
  • Tom Von Doom
  • Adam Killa




Beethoven On Speed 
1990 Roadrunner
  1. Beethoven on Speed
  2. Flight of the Bumble-Bee
  3. Funeral March
  4. God
  5. Sex and Violins
  6. Gripping Obsession
  7. Worshipping Bodies
  8. Total Tyrant
  9. Ultra-Dead
  10. Revenge of the Mongrel
  11. Kat Abuse
  12. Made in Japan
  13. Beethoven Mosh (5th Symphony)
  14. Paganinni's 24th Caprice
  15. Guitar Concerto in Blood Minor
  16. Back to the Future: For Geniuses Only




Digital Beethoven On Speed 
1996
  1. Goddess
  2. Cyberspeed
  3. Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries"
  4. Paganini's "Caprice #9"
  5. Bach's "Partita #3"




(EP) Guitar Goddess 
1997
  1. Rossini's "The Barber of Seville"
  2. Dominatrix
  3. Feast of the Dead
  4. Sarasate's "Gypsy Violin Waltz Zigeuneriveisen"




(EP) Bloody Vivaldi 
1998
  1. Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" for Violin, Chamber Orchestra & Band
  2. Torture Chamber
  3. Blood
  4. Sarasate's "Carmen Fantasy'" for Violin & Band
  • Great Kat
  • Jeff Ingegno
  • Lionel Cordew




(EP) Rossini's Rape 
2000
  1. Rossini's "William Tell Overture" for Symphony Orchestra & Band
  2. Sodomize
  3. Castration
  4. Bazzini's "The Road of the Goblins" for Violin, Piano & Band
  • Great Kat
  • Jeff Ingegno
  • Lionel Cordew




(EP) Wagner's War 
2002
  1. Act 1: War - Wagner’s “The Ride of the Valkyries” (from the Opera “Die Walkürie) for Symphony Orchestra, Band & Opera Singers
  2. Act 1: War - War
  3. Act 1: War - Terror
  4. Act II: Revenge - Punishment
  5. Act II: Revenge - Humiliation
  6. Act III: Victory - Liszt's "Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2" for Symphony Orchestra & Band
  7. Act III: Victory - Sarasate's "Zapateado" for Violin, Piano & Band
  • Great Kat
  • Jeff Ingegno
  • Lionel Cordew




Extreme Guitar Shred 
2005

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



Total Insanity  COMPILATION
2008




Beethoven's Guitar Shred 
2009




(EP) Beethoven Shreds 
2011
  1. The Flight Of The Bumble-Bee
  2. Beethoven's "5th Symphony"
  3. Torture Techniques
  4. Bach's "Brandenburg Concerto #3"
  5. IslamoFascists
  6. Bach's "The Art Of The Fugue"
  7. Paganini's "Caprice #24"


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