People love different genres of music, but anyone who has listened to heavy metal has probably heard of Viper. This band was a hit especially among heavy metal fans in Brazil and worldwide. The original members were Cassio Audi, Andre Matos, Pit Passarell, Felipe Machado, and Yves Passarell. Cassio was a drummer in the band between 1985 and 1989. He was a vital member of the group leading to the success of their album ‘Soldier of Sunrise’ in 1987.
Apart from the success of their first album, the band was also invited to play at opening ceremony for Motorhead in Brazil. When the group was starting off, heavy metal music was not well known in Brazil. They, however, managed to change this by integrating styles used by British heavy metal artists, into the music in their demos. This was between the 1970’s and 1980’s.
As a drummer, Mr. Audi’s style has been described as a combination of heavy metal and classic rock rhythms. Additionally, the techniques used by bands like iron maiden also contributed in molding his drumming technique.
Cassio Audi later moved away from music and graduated with a BA from the Pontifical Catholic University, and after a few years with an MBA from the Sao Paulo University in Brazil. He is skilled in financial planning business planning, project management, and team leadership among other fields. He specialized in investment manager and has worked in this area for over two decades. His extensive skill set has allowed him to work with various companies, both within Brazil and internationally.
Although Mr. Audi left the Musical field for finance, he is still very passionate about music and uses it as an escape from work during difficult moments. He is and will always be considered one of the pioneers of heavy metal in Brazil, due to his invaluable contributions to the genre.
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