Most of the people in Brazil in the corporate world know Cassio Audi as the highly successful financial expert and executive, but to the surprise of the many, he is also a highly skillful musician. He is a metal drummer, and before starting his life as a business executive, he played drums for a band called Viper for many years. As a founding member of Viper, he was not only involved with drumming but also helped compose songs and write lyrics. Some of the famous songs that he has formed and written lyrics for that went on to become hugely renowned among the audience are Soldiers of Sunrise, Princess from Hell, and Killer Sword.
At the time when Cassio Audi was active in the music industry, the metal genre had taken over the globe, especially among the youth. In Brazil though, the metal scene was still in its infant stage. However, Cassio Audi and his band Viper played a crucial role in advancing the metal music scene in Brazil. Viper used to do tours across the country and with time got a lot of love and acknowledgment from its target audience. As the role of the drummer is significant when it comes to the metal scene, Cassio Audi was responsible for creating an innovative sound that did touch chords with the people. He is counted amongst the few legendary drummers in Brazil, alongside names like Ivan Busic and Jean Dolabella.
When the Viper released their first album named Soldiers of Sunrise in 1987, Cassio Audi became an instant star in Brazil. One of the reasons behind the international popularity received by Vipers was that they released songs in English as well, which not many Brazilian bands did at that time. Cassio Audi continues to be a legendary drummer in the metal genre till date, even though currently he is a well-known financial executive based in Sao Paulo.
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