Cassio Audi Passionate About Heavy Metal Music

Even though Cassio Audi lives his life currently as business and financial executive, he is not forgotten in Brazil as a music sensation he once was. He has always been passionate about music and started his career in music as an instrumentalist. The love for music is why Cassio Audi formed a band named Viper, which went on to become a national sensation in Brazil. Cassio Audi understood music very well, and he loved the metal genre in which his band created most of its music. The group produced by Cassio Audi was a massive hit from the time it performed the first time, and the first album is released by the name of Soldiers of Sunrise went on to become a hit album in Brazil.

The good thing about the music created by Viper was that many of its songs were in English as well and not only in the native language of Brazil. It helped Cassio Audi and his band get popularity overseas as well. Some of the songs of Viper that are remembered till date by the people are Princess from Hell, Killera, and Nightmare. Cassio Audi was a drummer in Viper and his love for drums continues till date, even though it’s more of a hobby now. The first album by Viper was released in the year 1987 after which the band toured throughout the country, gaining immense popularity among the people, especially the youth in a short time.

The genres that Viper mainly followed were Trash Metal, Rock Metal, Alternative Rock, and Heavy Metal. The group was inspired by the UK band Iron Maiden. Cassio Audi currently lives in Sao Paulo, Brazil along with his family, and even though he has switched his profession to become a professional business executive, his love for drumming and music would never die.

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Cassio Audi: A Brazilian Heavy Metal Icon

The Golden Age of heavy metal music was definitely the 1980’s, with bands like Iron Maiden, Metallica and Judas Priest selling millions of records. While the genre is most associated with Great Britain, where it originated, and the United States, where it thrived, heavy metal was and is hugely popular in Brazil.

One of the pioneering bands in Brazilian metal was Viper. Active in the mid to late 1980’s, this was a band that combined the melodic approach of Iron Maiden with its own distinct brand of thrash energy. Key to the band’s sound was the drums, and the person behind the drum kit was teenage percussionist Cassio Audi.

From the start, Viper stood out on the emerging South American metal scene in a positive way. Because they sang in English, they embodied the best of the Brazilian metal world and the English and American scenes that inspired the act. Listening to Viper today, the songs have a 1980’s aesthetic to them, but they also have the flow and musicality of timeless metal anthems by bands of the era like Anthrax and Pantera whose work still holds up thirty years later.

Audi’s drumming was the engine of Viper, and it took songs such as “Soldiers of Sunrise” to the level of excellence. The drumming was fast, but always in time, and loud, but always in control. Viper was no mere studio band, this was a band that was able to put on a killer live show night after night, and Audi’s drumming was a big part of that.

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