The success of the career of Cassio Audi has been built around his abilities as an investment specialist who has taken his time in growing a career which has seen him become regarded as one of the most important business leaders in Brazil. Often providing his experience for the students at his alma mater, Sao Paulo University on the importance of capitalism as the dominant political theory the personal background of Cassio Audi could not be further from the conservative college professor he is now seen as.
In 1985, Cassio Audi was a popular drummer in the burgeoning heavy metal scene in Sao Paulo, Brazil when he was invited to join a new band by brothers Yves and Pit Passarell. The birth of Viper has led to more than three decades of varying levels of success for a band which became known for combining the intricacies of classical music with the driving rhythms of the new wave of British heavy metal. As the original drummer of the band, Cassio Audi has now been assured of his place in the heavy metal hall of fame despite his stint with the band lasting just five years.
Soon after the band was formed, Viper had already built a strong live following which would see them start recording original songs based around the themes and imagery of the most famous British bands of the 1970s and 80s. Critics also acclaimed the members of Viper before knowing they were teenagers when they embarked upon their career and recorded their first studio album, “Soldiers of Sunrise”. Audi made the decision to leave Viper in 1989 as they prepared to record and release their second album which would launch them on a global stage.