The Influential Rock Years of Cassio Audi

Cassio Audi played as the drummer for the Brazilian rock group the Viper Band during part of the 1980s. His bandmates were a group of tight-knit friends who included Felipe Machad, Andre Matos, Pat Passarell, and Yves Passarell. At first, the group was just playing for fun. Then they visited a music producer in Sao Paulo who believed in their unique sound and set them on a clear path to becoming an actual band. The band put out two very well received demos. The first of these is still particularly loved. It had such rock classics as “Killera Sword,” “Princess from Hell,” and “Nightmare.” To know more about Cassio Audi.

The band officially began in 1985. In 1987 it produced its first album, “Soldiers of Sunrise.” This is still considered one of the most legendary and iconic albums in Brazilian rock history. Throughout this decade the drummer’s were an incredibly influential part of the Brazilian hard rock industry, so influential, in fact, that they were instrumental in making the Brazilian style of hard rock a sub-genre of hard rock in general. Audi joined Ivan Busic and Jean Dolebella as the most influential of these drummers. And Audi is considered the most influential of the three.

The sound that was born in the Brazilian industry really found its origin in his drumming style. The unique sound is primarily characterized by bold, resounding beats. This eventually translated to the sound of all aspects of the Brazilian hard rock band. In 1989 Audi decided to leave the band to pursue a career in finances. Today Audi has founded amazing success as an investor and financial expert. But his time as a hard rock drummer will always remain his biggest claim to fame.