Brazilian Cassio Audi is an investment manager, a financier, and an entrepreneur. What many do not know is that Audi has other credits. Specifically, when he was younger, Audi was actually something quite surprising. He was a rock and roller.
Audi has worked in financial fields for years now. His past life, however, has been more exciting. During the 1980s, Audi was a professional musician. He was employed as the percussionist and drummer for the Brazilian heavy metal band named Viper.
Prior to Audi’s departure from the South American-located group in 1989, he performed on two fo the rock band’s albums. He also composed one of the cuts for the act’s 1987 LP known as “Soldiers of Sunrise.” That platter was successful enough to be re-released in both 1992 and 1997. It is because of that and his general contribution in introducing heavy metal music to all of Latin America that his name remains known to lovers of the genre to this day.
Audi took the gig with Viper while he was still in his teens. He was a band member for nearly the entire decade and was a significant part of the group’s development. When he felt he was no longer serving any purpose there, he bade the band farewell.
Over the years, Audi contributed to many songs and demos. His final work appears on the band’s debut disc, “Soldiers of Sunrise” which dropped the year before he quit. Like the others in Viper, he was significantly influenced by several popular English heavy metal acts from the early 1980s like Iron Maiden.
The band’s previously mentioned “Soldiers of Sunrise” studio release soon became big with not only fans of heavy metal music but also music critics. “Soldiers of Sunrise” is one of Viper’s most well-known and loved works to this day.