Kryptos parts ways with long-time rhythm section line-up, announces new line-up

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Jayawant Tewari and Ryan Colaco, responsible for the longest time for bass and drum duties with Bangalore’s Kryptos, have now left the band. The quartet released an official statement on Facebook this evening:


Greetings fellow metalheads. We have some major changes coming your way. The band has amicably parted ways with long standing members Jayawant Tewari and Ryan Colaco. We’d like to thank them for everything over the years, for their unwavering dedication and for all the fantastic times we shared. We wish them all the very best for the future and we’re sure they’ll kick ass in everything they do.

As the legendary Freddie Mercury once said, ‘The show must go on’ and we welcome back founding member Ganesh K. (Bevar Sea, Witchgoat) on bass and skin slammer Anthony Hoover (Witchgoat, Neolithic Silence) on drums.

Things have a strange tendency to come full circle especially since it was 15 long years ago, during this very month in 1998, that Kryptos first saw the light of day and now here we are 15 years later with the feeling that it has started all over once again.

Unfortunately we will not be playing any gigs until we get back up to speed but we will return with full force come December.

As always we’d like to thank each and everyone who has supported us over the last 15 years and we promise to keep the flag flying high for heavy metal over the next 15 years and beyond.

Cheers everyone.

Metal ‘til death!!!!


A lot of dedicated Kryptos fans will be quite happy to hear about the return of Ganesh to the line-up. The band recently returned from a massive European tour to celebrate completion of 15 years. From Headbangers India, we wish the band all the best and hope for many sets of 15 more years!


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