Cassio Audi Lived the Rock Star Dream

Every teenager wishes for life in show business. Most want to be great musicians, move crowds, hear their name shouted as they stand up to sing that song that the audience has been dying to hear again. Unlike most teenagers, Cassio Audi lived this dream. He was one of the founders of the heavy metal band from Brazil, Viper. The band which recorded its first demo in 1985 still enjoys a following and is still recording and going on tour. Their latest work is a live album in 2015 called To Live Again.

Cassio Audi was part of the band from 1985 when it started. During this time he played drums on their first demo The Killera Sword, their second demo, Projeto SP Meta and their very first album Soldiers of Sunrise in 1987. The album was a great success, and although their English was not perfect, it was clear that Viper had talent. It was 34 minutes and 37 seconds long and was recorded in a week. It included songs like Knights of Destruction, The Whipper, Signs of the Night, Law of the Sword and Soldiers of Sunrise. The title track was very popular, and the album was rated 4 out of 5 stars.

The album was very popular and was re-released twice; in 1992 by Massacre Records and then by Paradoxx Music in 1997. Although he could have made a living off music considering he was very talented, he did not stay with the band and left after being with them for about three years. He was therefore not involved in their second album Theatre of Fate that was released in the USA, Europe, and Asia. This album was also very successful. Cassio Audi was not in any other band after Viper which he exited in 1989. He still plays instruments and sings, which he considers as part of his relaxing activities.

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