The worlds of heavy metal music and high finance are rarely seen as being closely linked but the development of the career of popular investment specialist, Cassio Audi shows any person can explore their interests in various parts of life. Despite becoming one of the leading financial heavyweights of the Brazilian economy across the last three decades, Cassio Audi was once dedicated to a much more individual passion, heavy metal music in the 1980s.
In 1985, the young people of Brazil had only just been allowed to explore the popular culture of the period after the end of the military junta in the country had allowed U.K. and U.S.-based bands to arrive in the country for the first time. Cassio Audi was heavily influenced by the arrival of British heavy metal bands including Iron Maiden and set out on a career as a drummer in his home city of Sao Paulo during his teenage years; Audi was quickly recruited to the original incarnation of the cult heavy metal band, Viper who would go on to become one of the leaders of Brazilian heavy metal. To know more about him click here.
During his time with Viper, Cassio Audi would go on to become one of the leading figures in the early years of Brazilian heavy metal and create the initial sound of a hall of fame heavy metal band. The group would include Cassio Audi as its drummer from 1985 through 1989 when he decided to return to Sao Paulo University and embark upon his impressive financial career. Audi would appear on the first recordings of Viper including “The Kilera Sword” tapes and the band’s debut studio album, “Soldiers of Sunrise”.