When someone mentions the name Cassio Audi, most people are likely to associate him with the finance industry.. However, back in the day, Cassio was affiliated to a popular rock band known as Viper. Cassio teamed up with the Yves and Pit Passarell, and Andre and Felipe Machado to form the band in 1985. The group was formed following the metal music trend in Britain. Cassio was recognized for his skill in playing drums.
The Rise of Viper in the Rock Music Industry
Viper produced its first demo album “Killer Sword”. The demo album did so well that some of the tracks in it were incorporated in Viper’s first album, “Soldiers of Sunrise”. This album was created in 1987 and was crucial in the band’s rise to fame.
Viper’s album was doing so well that they managed to clinch a four star from Allmusic. The Soliders of Sunrise has been redone and released several times after its first debut. Cassio left the music industry in 1989 after the group launched its second album dubbed “Theatre of Fate”. The album was sold in many developed nations including the U.S.A, Europe, China, and Japan.
Cassio’s Finance Career
It is not clear why Cassio left the group but there comes a point in one’s life when they realize their true calling. For Cassio, his destiny was not in music but in the financial sector. After he retired from music, he went back to school. He studied for his MBA in finance at the “University of Sao Paulo”. After completing his studies, Cassio ventured into finance management and later on into real estate. Currently, Cassio works as a consultant on matters concerning stock exchange.
Even though Cassio left the music industry to pursue a career in finance, he will always be remembered as one of the pioneers of rock music in Brazil.