“Metal and Pipes” combines classical music and the diversity of the pipe organ with the dark and heavy riffs of the symphonic metal music. The repertoire of the six musicians includes popular classical organ pieces (D-minor Toccata by J.S. Bach, Suite Gothique by L. Boëllmann,...) in a new interpretation with the band, as well as compositions by the band ShadoWhisperS in an arrangement with organ music and free improvisations by Paul Kayser.
Born in Luxembourg in 1979, Paul Kayser began studying organ in 1989 (class of Pierre Nimax jr.) at the Conservatory of Music in Luxembourg-City. Here he obtained 3 First Prizes (solfège, improvisation, organ-building) and 3 Superior Prizes (organ, harmony, counterpoint).
He continued his studies at the “Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main” (Sacred Music and Concert Formation) in the classes of Martin Lücker and Daniel Roth (organ), Winfried Toll (choir master), Gerd Wachowski (liturgical organ) and Godehard Joppich (Gregorian chant). These studies were completed with the concert exam at the “University of Arts” in Berlin, where Paul Kayser was admitted to the organ improvisation class of Prof. Wolfgang Seifen.
Beside his studies, Paul Kayser worked also with Jean Boyer, Gillian Weir, Lorenzo Ghielmi, Olivier Latry, Pierre Pincemaille and Thierry Escaich.
Paul Kayser was laureate at the Organ Improvisation Competition of Bad Homburg (Germany) in 2001 and at the “Orgues Sans Frontières” Competition in 2007.
He regularly plays solo recitals, for example at festivals in Luxembourg, Germany, France, Spain, Czech Republic. His interest in chamber music led to concerts with flute, percussion, saxophone, singers and choirs. In 2005, he played as soloist with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Luxemburg at the « Festival d’Orgue de Dudelange ». The same year, he was on a concert tour in Japan with the « Pueri Cantores du Conservatoire de Luxembourg »
Having grown up with the famous Stahlhuth organ in Dudelange, working at the famous St. Willibrordus Basilica and as organ teacher in Echternach, Paul Kayser is today organist of St. Alphonsus church in Luxembourg City. He is an organ, improvisation and harmony teacher at the music school of Bascharage.
ShadoWhisperS is symphonic metal with a tincture of gothic fiction.
ShadoWhisperS was formed in 2009 and after a lot of line-up changes, some recorded demo tracks in their rehearsal room, have released their first official EP "A tincture of gothic fiction" in 2017.
Later that year, a new song "Slow Death" was released as a video clip on youtube. The band won second place in public voting during the Luxemburg Video Awards 2017.
In 2018, ShadoWhisperS appeared on a Brazilian compilation and on a german compilation.
In late 2018 ShadoWhisperS entered the studios and recorded "Mara", the first full length album. The album will be mixed by Joost van den Broek and mastered by Carsten Collenbusch and is due in early 2019.
It's emotive darkness that tells epic tales of the battle between light and dark, inner struggles, dreams and nightmares, and of course life and death.
We are shadows that whisper truths, and seduce into taking off the blindfold.
Diane - vocals
Sonni - guitar
Laurent - keyboards
Piquet - bass
Motti – drums
If you are interested in booking “Metal and Pipes”, please feel free to contact us at:
Shadows’ Night asbl
40, boulevard Pierre Dupong