The development of the heavy metal genre of music in Brazil came about in the early to mid-1980s when the oppressive regime of Brazil’s military dictatorship loosened its grip on the cultural and creative freedoms of its citizens. Heavy metal was already popular in the U.K. and areas of the U.S. when the genre arrived in Brazil and exploded among a youth community starved of creativity in the past; Cassio Audi was one of the young people who found themselves drawn to heavy metal and found the music of British heavy metal legends, Iron Maiden.
The development of his own drumming style came about as Cassio Audi embarked upon an early career as the drummer for the tireless cult band, Viper. Still, a teenager when he embarked upon his career with Viper, Cassio Audi joined a group of other teens by forming Viper in a lineup remaining unchanged from 1985 to 1989 as the creativity and development of Viper went through its most impressive period as the band created a sound heavily influenced by the British heavy metal bands of the early 1980s; Cassio Audi also developed his own drumming style which would be praised heavily by those who heard the demo recordings known as “The Killera Sword” and more information click here.
Viper and Cassio Audi continued to develop their sound in the middle of the 1980s when Viper earned their first recording contract and produced the 1987 album, “Soldiers of Sunrise“. Cassio Audi worked on the debut album of Viper and went on to tour with the band throughout the latter part of the 1980s when Viper was developing their musical future with an interest in classical music. In the buildup to the recording of their second album, “Theatre of Fate”, Cassio Audi decided his future was best served by exploring the academic options open to him and returned to Sao Paulo University and Cassio Audi on Facebook.