Cassio Audi is most well known for his role as drummer for the Brazillian band Viper. Cassio Audi was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Joining the band in 1985, they released their first album in 1987. They were influenced by bands like Iron Maiden. The album entitled Theatre of Fate had a very heavy metal sound with a classical edge to it. Even basing one song after a famous classical music piece called Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. Soon after their second album was released they had already rise to fame. Viper chose to hire an English Producer for this one named Row Rowland. This next album featured a full orchestra.
Viper, with this quick rise to fame, had a song that was more popular in Japan, outselling bands like Nirvana. During one of their concerts, a stick covered in a cloth caught on fire. It was thrown onto Cassio’s drums while he was playing. He did not panic and continued to play and noticeably put the fire out with his drumstick. By the release of the very first album Viper had reached international fame.
Cassio remained with Viper for nearly nine years before parting ways. Cassio studied and received his Bachelor’s Degree from University of Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo. Later he went on to study for masters in finance at Universidade de São Paulo. This masters degree landed him his first job in the financial industry. He became a trader at JP Morgan Chase. From heavy metal drummer to a businessman. Cassio Audi took the Brazilian music industry by storm.
He changed the entire scene of Heavy Metal with his performances with Viper. He has now had over 23 years of experience in financial industry. With the Latin America people, Cassio Audi is well known for his role in the band Viper. He has left a musical legacy behind for a financial career path.