Cassio Audi: The Unforgettable Musician


Cassio Audi hails from Sao Paulo Brazil. He started off as a music instrumentalist. He was the founding member of Brazilian band, Viper in 1985 where he stayed until 1989. The members of the band then included; Yves Passarell, Pit Passarell, Andre Machado, Felipe Machado and Cassio Audio himself. Their music genres include; heavy metal, thrash metal, power metal, and alternative rock.

Viper Band members were all Brazilian teenagers of 13-14 years. They were a highly talented team in both vocals and playing various instruments. They were influenced by the Iron Maiden and developing British heavy metal. Audio was good in playing drums who could have had a future music career had he wished to continue with the music. Their first demo album, The Killera Sword was recorded in 1985 whereby Cassio’s role was playing drums. The album included tracks such as Nightmare, Killera Princess from Hell and Signs of the Night.

The band’s official album, Soldiers of Sunrise, was recorded in 1987. The tracks in the album included Knights of Destruction, Signs of the Night, Nightmares and the title song Soldiers of Sunrise. It was then considered the greatest hits of Brazilian music industry. The album gained popularity in top world magazines such as Metal Forces, Kerrang and Metal Hammer. Due to such ratings, they sold over ten thousand copies.

Their second album, Theatre of Fate was released in 1989 and was released across Europe, USA and Asia and enabled the band top the charts beating other well-known groups such as Van Halen and Nirvana. The music was highly notable due to its classical music mix and the metal. Even though Cassio was not actively involved in its recording, he had opened the stage for its recording.

Cassio Audio left the Viper band in 1989. He joined University and decided to pursue a different career path altogether. Though his music career was a short one, he had a lot of impact in the music industry in Brazil. Cassio still loves music and always finds time to enjoy it.