As a young teenager, Cassio Audi and his friends Andre Matos, Felipe Machad, Pit Passarell, and Yves Passarell started the band that would eventually become Viper. Their inspiration came from the iconic sound of the British heavy metal bands of the ‘70s and 80’s. Just prior to becoming Viper, the band released a very well received demo called “Killer Sword.” This included now famous rock songs like “Killera,” “The Princess from Hell, and “The Nightmare.” Not long afterward it officially became Viper in 1985, with Audi playing with them until 1989. As a drummer for the Brazilian heavy metal band, Viper, Cassio Audi played an instrumental role in creating the unique sound of Brazilian ‘80s rock.
During those years Brazilian drummers were huge. The three biggest at this time: Cassio Audi, Jean Dolabella, and Ivan Busic. However, while those three were the biggest, the Brazilian rock scene was full of extremely influential drummers during these years. In 1987 the band released its first official album, “Soldiers of Sunrise.” Although Audi was replaced after he left, he made himself irreplaceable by taking Viper to iconic status and being the most influential person in Brazilian ’80 heavy metal. His work paved the way and was incredibly influential for many Brazilian bands that came in the years afterward.
These great rock bands include Torture Squad, Holocausto, Hibria, Chakal, and Rebaelliun. In 1989, Audi decided to make the world of finances his future. So he left to get an education in finances. He has since been extremely successful in this area.