Cassio Audi, a senior financial executive from Brazil, is known for his early music career in the late 1980s and early 90s. It was during his college days and early years of financial career. During the period, Audi collaborated with a Brazilian high metal band, Viper, as its founding member and drummer. A number of albums and singles have been released by the band, and most of them became popular in the charts of Brazil. The band was formed in the year 1985, and it created a new wave in British heavy metal genre. Its first studio album released in 1987 named Soldiers of Sunrise. It sounded more like an Iron Maiden-type album, and it became an instant hit in the country.
Two years later, the band came up with another studio album named Theatre of Fate. It had greater influence of classical music and displayed mature songwriting compared to the first album. In 1992, the band came up their third album named Evolution that featured hard rock style influenced by classical music. In the later years, they completed three more studio albums. Interestingly, the band also did six other albums, including two live albums, two demos, one compilation, and one extended play. The band also did a documentary named “20 Years Living for the Night” in 2005. Click here to know more.
When Audi became busy with his financial career, he stepped away from the band as a regular performer. However, he associates with the band whenever possible and displays his drum skills. In April 2016, he joined with other founding members of Viper and entertained a large audience as part of the Viper Day celebration. Interestingly, the band was performing the songs from their first studio album, Soldiers of Sunrise. Audi has more than two decades of experience in the Brazilian financial sector, and he served a number firms including international banks, investment firms, real estate developers, and more.