Since the 1980s, metal music in Brazil has been one of the most successful music genres in the world. This is about the same time that metal was taking shape and was being recognized as a form of music genre. One of the groups that are highly responsible for the success of this kind of music was Viper. The band which began in 1985 has been part of the music scene to date in a career spanning over three decades. The lineup of the group has been changing over time but many people and fans remember the group that was formed by the original lineup which included Felipe Machad, Andre Matos, Pit Passarell, and Yves Passarell . Another member who was part of the original lineups included the drummer Cassio Audi.
Cassio Audi has been credited as one who led the growth and development of the group from the days that they were playing in small functions and recording demo records to releasing their first album. One of the albums that are considered the most successful of the genre in Brazil was soldiers of Sunrise. The success of the album made the group to be named Brazillian Iron Maiden. Also, through the album, Cassio Audi received praise from many music magazines and this led to the group being invited to perform at the Motorhead show in the country.
After the success of the first album, the group released their second album in 1987 soon after. According to music analyst and critics, the album was more mature and the sound was of better quality.The album was considered the best of the group. Even after Cassio had left the group, the group released an album, The Evolution which had many influences from him. This was according to the fans of the group and the genre of music.
The original group that included Cassio, made tours.
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