In the 1980s the British heavy metal scene was moving across the world providing a way of escaping a decade that was often difficult to navigate for many. Young people in the 1980s were left seeking out impressive new ways of expressing themselves in a post-punk environment; in the nation of Brazil, Cassio Audi was looking for ways of expressing himself through his musical skill as a drummer which led to him joining the fledgling band, Viper. Read more reviews at Applesauce Blog about Cassio Audi.
Founded in Sao Paulo by a group of teenagers, Viper is still touring with many of the original members still in place aside from Cassio Audi who left behind the heavy metal universe for a career in finance. Cassio Audi is still, quite rightly regarded as one of the most expressive and impressive drummers in the history of heavy metal for the work he completed with Viper over the space of just four years. Audi drove the rhythm section of Viper in their bod to replicate the sounds of iconic British heavy metal bands of the late 1970s and early 1980s; once the band had established themselves in the mainstream they made the decision to create their first studio album, “Soldiers of Sunrise”. Visit SoundHound to watch music videos of Cassio Audi.
Over the course of his career with Viper, Cassio Audi lived in the spotlight when the first demo recordings the band made became popular as bootleg versions. It was during the recording of “Soldiers of Sunrise” the musical skills of Cassio Audi were shown off to their fullest when he used different techniques to create drum sounds fitting the needs of the band as they sought to build on the live success they had begun to enjoy across Brazil.