In the present day, Cassio Audi is a financial expert first and former heavy metal icon second. It’s been a unique journey for the drummer, however. It began in 1985 with the formation of Viper, a Brazilian speed metal group that went on to cement a place as a national treasure over the course of the decades to follow. Together with Andre Matos, Felipe Machad, and brothers Pit Passarell and Yves Passarell, Audi recorded two influential demos and one full-length release. 1985’s 6-track “The Killera Sword” and 8-song “Projeto SP Metal” employed facets of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal from the 1970’s and 1980’s in a way that hadn’t quite been heard before, especially by the ears of the Brazilian scene. This was followed up by 1987’s “Soldiers of Sunrise,” which was well-received, and cemented Audi’s place as an important drummer of his era. It was soon after this, however, that Audi made the decision to leave the world of music in favor of a bright future in the realm of finance. He went on to achieve renown as a capitalist investor, even earning praise from Sao Paulo University, who credited him as the one responsible for opening the Latin American market.
Truly, there are few who have diversified themselves as drastically and still reached the same level of success as Cassio Audi. With his proven track record in both the heavy metal and finance communities, one must look forward in curiosity to what walk of life Audi may aspire to reach success in next.