The 1980s are a period of time with its own sense of style and history based largely around the popular culture of the decade which began with the people of Brazil adapting their musical tastes to the heavy metal genre. By 1985, drummer Cassio Audi was playing with a number of bands around his home city of Sao Paulo when he joined a band established by brothers Yves and Pit Passarell which would become known as Viper; Cassio Audi bonded with the Passarell brothers and fellow Viper founding members, Andre Matos and Felipe Machado over a shared love of British heavy metal bands. Visit SoundHound to watch music videos of Cassio Audi.
The band quickly became a success with their early sound driven by the beats of Cassio Audi who was influenced by the drummers for the British band, Iron Maiden of the 1970s and 80s. Audi and the band replicated many of the traditional sounds and trademarks of British heavy metal of the period and built their success on the back of adapting the sounds of British heavy metal for the citizens of Brazil.
In terms of the recorded music of Viper, Cassio Audi is always assured of his place in the heavy metal hall of fame for the drumming he completed on Viper’s debut album, “Soldiers of Sunrise“. The band would be given a large amount of critical acclaim for the musicality and craftsmanship of the performances on an album created in a little over a week.
It was during the preparation period prior to the 1989 recording of the album, “Theatre of Fate” that Cassio Audi made the decision to depart the band and return to his studies in the hope of forging a successful financial career. Audi would later go on to become one of the best-respected investment and financial specialists in Brazil for his role in bringing regional Brazilian markets into the focus of international investors. Read more at 12social.com.br about Cassio Audi.