Many financial specialists and academics take credit for the opening up of the Brazilian financial markets to international investors from the 1990s onwards to help the economy of the nation rise to the fifth largest in the world. One name often mentioned by those looking at the recent history of the Brazilian economy is Cassio Audi, an investment expert who has used his considerable skills to help many internationally recognized financial institutions to the Brazilian markets. Read more about Cassio Audi at The Metal Archives.
What few of Cassio Audi’s investors and employers understand about the financial expert who teaches capitalist principles at Sao Paulo University is his love of heavy metal and previous life as a professional drummer. In 1985, the teenaged Cassio Audi was asked to join the original lineup of the band which would go on to become Viper; across the years Viper has become one of the most successful bands in Brazilian and global heavy metal history who still tour the world with original members remaining in the lineup. Cassio Audi remained a member of Viper through the period the band found their first success with the release of the debut album, “Theatre of Fate”.
In the early days of Viper, Cassio Audi and his fellow bandmates were praised for the level of skill and knowledge shown in their interpretation of the traditions of British heavy metal of the 1970s and 80s. Many fans argue Cassio Audi and the rest of Viper played a key role in developing the Brazilian heavy metal scene with a focus on adapting British heavy metal themes to the sounds and culture of Brazil. Despite the release of “Theatre of Fate” many fans still look further back for the defining moment of the musical career of Cassio Audi to the release of two now legendary demo recordings, “The Killera Sword”. Read this article at newmaqui.com.br.