When it came to music, the 1980’s was an incredibly awesome decade to remember. From the emergence of girl rockers like Cyndi Lauper and Madonna to trendy boy bands and exciting heavy metal groups..the Big Eighties was BIG! Young people around the world were energized by the day’s popularized recording stars and many also tried their way at breaking into the music business too. Whether it was joining a rock band or cutting a record, lots of creatively talented people circulated around in the music industry back in the awesome Eighties.
It was back then, that Brazilian-born clean-cut businessman Cassio Audi pursued a career not as a business professional, but as a trendy rock musician. Although today the 46 year old successful executive is a leader among many in the highly-competitive world of finance in Sao Paulo, Cassio started out in his early years as a talented drummer in a heavy-metal rock band.
In the year 1985, Cassio Audi joined the stylish Brazilian rock group, Viper. Along with his fellow band mates, Andre Matos, Felipe Machado, Pit Passarell, Yves Passarell, Cassio was strongly influenced by the decade’s popular British heavy metal rock groups, which were incredibly successful around the globe. The South American young men all donned shaggy long hair, tight black jeans, and sneakers- resembling the modish rock groups of the 60s and 70s that gained much notoriety in the United States. Viper’s initial demo record, The Killera Sword was followed by the group’s first released album in 1987, Soldiers of Sunrise. That record featured nine distinctive songs, every composition brimming with edgy lyrics and screaming electric guitars. In 1989, Cassio left the band to obtain a college degree at the University of Sao Paulo in business after Viper’s second record album, Theater Of Fate was released- which was the the group’s most critically acclaimed album.