Heavy Metal started as Metal Music in the sixties then in the seventies it became heavy metal. With the different styles of Acidic and Blue Rock becoming real popular in the 70s, heavy metal was becoming a household name. This new and exciting music was not only gaining popularity in Europe and the United States, but now it made its way to South America in the country of Brazil.
One important piece of a Heavy Metal Rock group is the drummer. See a heavy metal drummer engineers unique sounds accompanied by loud strong beats that sets the tempo for the songs. In the 1980s Drummers brought a rebellious and unique type of spirit to Rock n Roll. One of these top drummers came from Brazil and his name was Cassio Audi.
If you think you have read and learned everything about Cassio Audi and did not know he is a Brazilian Rock Musician then its time to pull up a chair. Cassio Audi in the early 80s linked up with Felipe Machal, Andre Matos, Pit Passerall and Yves Passerall to form the group Viper. Their Musical Style was a mixture of British metal from two time periods the 70s and 80s. Audi being the drummer was a key factor on putting together the band’s first demo “The Killer Swords” in 1985. In 1987 they released their debut hit record, called “Soldiers of Sunrise” which became a hit locally & nationally. With the growing popularity of the band, this put Cassio Audi as one of the most popular and iconic drummers not only in Brazil, but all over the world. Casio departed from the group in 1989 to start the second phase of his life, but he will always be remembered as one of the iconic hall of fame heavy metal drummers.
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