Cassio Audi: Meet the Viper Band Pioneer

Cassio Audi was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He started his early life career in music. Even though he doesn’t practice music anymore, he was a very influential instrumentalist and drummer in the 1980s while with Viper band which comprised of teenagers of 13 and 14 years of age. The members of the band then included Cassio Audi, Yves Passarell, Andre Machado, Pit Passarel and Felipe Machado. The band was founded in 1985 and played music genres such as alternative rock, thrash metal, and power metal.

As stated in the article, “Cassio Audi, Ivan Busic and Jean Dolabella: Brazil’s Heavy Metal Drummers”, Viper band members of the time were a highly talented team of teenagers influenced by the upcoming British heavy metal and Iron Maiden. The band’s first demo album was recorded in 1985. The album was known as The Killera Sword where Cassio played the drums. The album’s tracks were; Signs of the Night, Killera Princess from Hell and Nightmare.

In 1987, the band recorded its official album known as Soldiers of Sunrise with tracks such as; Nightmares, the Knights of Destruction and Signs of the Night and the title song, Soldiers of Sunrise. The album was a great hit as most people were amazed by the band’s raw talent and it gained an outstanding popularity in the Brazilian music industry.

The album was highly rated by prominent magazines such as; Kerrang, Metal Hammer, and Metal Forces. As a result of this success, the Viper band was invited to play in the opening of Motorhead show in Brazil. Ever since the band has had success recordings both locally and internationally.

However, Cassio’s career music was short-lived as he left the band in 1989 to pursue other career interests. He joined Sao Paulo University where he pursued a different career in Business Administration. He is currently a very successful businessman with various business ventures. Despite the shift from a music career, Cassio Audi still loves music and always finds spare time to enjoy music.

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