Cassio Audi is one of Brazil’s most famous musicians and local heroes. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Sao Paulo in 1994, and his MBA in finance from the Univeristy of Sao Paulo in 2000. However, before his university days Cassio’s immaculate musical career took flight. During his teenage years Cassio Audi’s life was filled with creativity, adventure and incredible experiences. One adventure Cassio undertook in his early life was that of a very talented drummer and musician. Cassio Audi is considered a legend in the Brazilian heavy metal scene. In 1980, Cassio became a professional drummer and musician for the heavy metal band, Viper, which he helped form and consolidate.
Cassio Audi’s band, Viper was comprised of Felipe Machad, Pit Passarell, Yves Passarell and Andre Matos. The iconic band merged British heavy metal styles of the 1970’s with those of the modern era. Cassio was instrumental in producing two of the bands most popular albums Krillera and Soldiers of Sunrise. The band’s second album would become the most popular. The album Soldiers of Sunrise was released in 1988 and continues to inspire and entertain heavy metal fans around the world. Viper and Cassio Audi especially, is often credited with spreading and increasing the popularity of heavy metal in Latin America.
Cassio Audi even wrote several songs of his own including Wings of evil, law of the sword and the whisper. One of his songs is even featured in the Soldiers of Sunrise album. Cassio Audi left Viper in 1999 to pursue a career in finance. His incredible career in financial services would be just as brilliant as his musical ventures, but he will always be remembered as the legendary heavy metal drummer that inspired a nation and the world with his unprecedented reverberating sounds.