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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN (1963–PRESENT). One of the most important and technically advanced guitarists of the past two decades, Yngwie J. Malmsteen’s (pronounced “ing-vay”) phenomenal technique on the guitar—involving lightning-fast scale runs and sweeping arpeggios borrowed from classical violin—raised the bar on state-of-the-art rock guitar playing and led to the phenomenon of “shredding,” the playing of impossibly fast scale and arpeggio lead playing, and also ignited the subgenre of neoclassical Read more [...]
Kat

KAT

KAT (1986–PRESENT). Great Kat (vocals, guitar). The Great Kat (Katherine Thomas) is a female metal guitar virtuoso, heavily influenced by classical music. A former violinist from Swindon in England, on entering the metal world, she reinvented herself as the blood-splattered Great Kat on an album whose title also serves as her informal motto, which refers to her attitude toward male fans as well as her ideas about audience involvement: Worship Me or Die. To some degree, the Great Kat demonstrates Read more [...]