Ryan Maiden

And on to another Ryan: My old friend and drumming guru Ryan Colaco had his dream come true over the weekend when his metal band ‘Kryptos’ headlined for the Iron Maiden ‘Somewhere Back in Time 2009’ tour in Bangalore.

Ryo has been a long-standing fan of Maiden drummer Nicko and way back when my sis was in the group ‘Angel Dust’ they honed their talents together playing a lot of Iron Maiden covers. My favourites are still ‘Aces High’ and ‘Hallowed be thy Name’ because of them.

Ryo has posted some pics of him and Maiden on facebook.

20 Feb update: Iron Maiden were announced “Best British Live Act” at the Brits on Wednesday. They released this article on their website to announce it, and in the accompanying photo Bruce Dickenson (in the middle clutching the statuette) is wearing a Kryptos ‘Ark of Gemini’ t-shirt!