The Brazilian heavy metal band Viper have passed through a number of members over the years as the band has gone from strength to strength as one of the best known heavy metal bands in the world. Of all the members who have been members of Viper over its more than 25 year history, former drummer Cassio Audi has had one of the most successful and varied careers of all the members; Audi was one of the original members of Viper when the heavy metal legends formed in 1985 and has gone on to become one of the best known investment specialists in Brazil.
Over the course of his five year career with Viper, Cassio Audi set out the template for heavy metal drummers in Brazil with a style created under the influence of British heavy metal band Iron Maiden; the original members of Viper have cited Iron Maiden as their major influence, meaning Iron Maiden drummers Clive Burr and Nicko McBrain have all played a role in developing the musical style of Cassio Audi that was heard for the first time on the demo recordings, “The Killera Sword”.
Cassio Audi remained a member of Viper until 1989, appearing as the drummer on their 1987 debut studio album “Soldiers of Sunrise” that is now sen as an early classic album of the Brazilian heavy metal genre. Cassio Audi remains an important part of the Viper community, but set out on a very different career path in 1989 when he made the decision to return to education; after receiving his MBA from Sao Paulo University, Audi has also been a major part of the Brazilian financial community that he continues to work in as he provides information and tips for everyday investors to improve their investment portfolio.
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