Cassio Audi is passionate about music. He formed Viper band in 1985 alongside his mates Andre Matos, Pit, Yves Passarell and Felipe Machado. Together they made the albums ‘The Killera Sword’, ‘SP Metal Project’ and ‘Soldiers of Sunrise’. ‘Soldiers of Sunrise’ was a hit that topped musical charts in several countries.
The Viper band had several talented members who greatly contributed to its success. Cassio Audi was the drummer, Andre Matos the vocalist, and Yves Passarell played the guitar. Over the years there has been change in the compositions of the band members.
Viper’s journey to the top
In 1987, the Viper Band admitted a new member named Junior Andrade. Andrade was great keyboardist who helped viper change its sound from traditional heavy metal to a more melodic heavy metal. The top vocalist, Andre Matos, did not like this change and decided to leave the group. His position was taken by Pit Passarell, an equally gifted vocalist.
The new melodic heavy metal sound propelled them to fame. Music magazines across the world wrote about their music, especially the ‘Soldiers of Sunrise’ album. The group was also invited to open the MotörHead show, a great honor reserved for the best in Brazil. In 1989, they produced another album titles ‘Theatre of Fate’. In that album, they introduced piano sounds and classical orchestra.
At the height of its fame, the Viper Band performed in several countries including Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, Argentina and Japan. The group recorded the album ‘Maniacs in Japan’ in Tokyo and ‘Coma Rage’ in the United States. They also opened two Metallica shows in Brazil.
About Cassio Audi
Cassio Audi is a man of many talents. He was a successful musician in the 1980s, and has now achieved tremendous success as businessman. With Audi, the sky is the limit.