In 2017, Cassio Audi is known across Brazil and in the global financial industry as one of the world’s leading investment specialists who played a major role in the development of Brazil’s transition into a global economy. Fewer people are aware of the previous career of Cassio Audi which began in his teenage years when he forged a role as one of the preeminent heavy metal drummers in the world with the band, Viper. More than three decades after his career with Viper came to an end, Cassio Audi is still regarded as a pioneer in Brazilian heavy metal by the majority of heavy metal fans and musicians. Read more about Cassio Audi at 12social.com.br.
Few would have imagined Cassio Audi was forging a hall of fame worthy musical career when he joined forces with a group of teenaged friends to create a band still touring and classed as one of the icons of global heavy metal. Cassio Audi had begun his musical career as a teenager who shared an interest in the legendary British heavy metal bands of the late-1970s and early 1980s; in developing his own skills as a drummer, Cassio Audi cites bands such as Iron Maiden as the main influence on his career. Visit SoundHound to watch music videos of Cassio Audi.
Viper was formed in 1985 by brother Pit and Yves Passarell who joined forces with guitarist Felipe Machad, vocalist Andre Matos, and drummer Cassio Audi to create the band. The band made an impact on their live performances before recording the iconic demo, “The Killera Sword”. Bootleg versions of the demo recordings led to a recording contract and the first studio album from Viper, “Soldiers of Sunrise”. Cassio Audi and his fellow band members were praised for their musical skill but the drummer felt his future lay elsewhere and returned to his studies after leaving Viper in 1989.