The career of financial expert Cassio Audi has recently made him one of the best-known investment specialists in Brazil with a reputation for being one of the economic leaders who opened up the financial markets of the nation to continued success. Cassio Audi may now appear to be the epitome of success in the conservative financial markets but his early career took him on a completely different career path as one of the pioneers of the Brazilian heavy metal scene as a teenager.
Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Cassio Audi was found to be one of the leading lights in the heavy metal scene of the nation in his early days as a drummer in his home city as he made his way through a number of bands before the formation of Viper finally allowed him to find a musical home. Formed by the Passarell brothers Felipe Machad, and Andre Matos, Viper was formed through a shared love of the new wave of British heavy metal led by the iconic Iron Maiden band.
The new wave of British heavy metal was an undoubted influence on Cassio Audi and his fellow members of Viper who crafted songs for their first demo recordings with a clear background in the British music of the 1970s and 80s. Audi himself was undoubtedly influenced by Iron Maiden drummers Clive Burr and Nico McBrain but was praised for his personal musical ability by critics and fans alike who see his career as a member of Viper as worthy of the heavy metal hall of fame despite only lasting for “The Killera Sword” recordings and the debut album, “Soldiers of Sunrise“. After touring with the band to launch their debut album, Audi made the decision to change career direction with a move into the world of finance in 1989.