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Watch Kyros drummer Robin Johnson tackle Yes' Ritual

Robin Johnson
(Image credit: Kyros)

Kyros drummer Robin. Johnson has released a playthrough video of him taking on Alan White's drum solo from Yes' Ritual (Nous Sommes du Soleil). The song of curse featured on side four of Yes' dramatic double 1973 album Tales From Topographic Oceans.

"I’ve always been a fan of Yes and Alan White is a living legend who was a big influence on the way I play," says Johnson. "So I decided I wanted to make a video tributing him and what better way to do that than performing his drum solo from the Yes song Ritual. It was made in collaboration with my friend Matt Jackson who my band previously worked with on the Cloudburst music video. Matt and I really threw everything we had at this video and I’m incredibly proud of how it turned out! I hope both fans of Yes and Kyros enjoy it."

Kyros have recently released the four track EP Four Of Fear through White Star Records, and the band released their third album Celexa Dreams back in June.

Four Of Fear is available on vinyl, CD and as a digital release.

Pre-order Four Of Fear digital.

Pre-order Four Of Fear physical.

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.