Rising above even Nirvana and Van Halen, a chart-topping band by the name of Viper was gaining popularity between 1985-1989, founded by it’s drummer Cassio Audi. All of the band members were only teenagers at the time, Andre Matos only 13! They had produced songs with broken English however still began touring all over the world, andtheir music was well received by fans. Their first complete album, released in 1987, was titled Soldiers of Sunrise and included songs titled Signs of the night and Knights of destruction.
Beginning in 1985 the band debuted the album The Killera Sword, which tracks such as Killera Princess From Hell. Viper was a big impact on the Brazilian music scene. Influenced by the band Iron Maiden and the new wave of British Rock, they created music in the speed metal and thrash metal genre, their first album selling more than ten thousand copies. That may not seem like very many, but for a band that was just starting out, that was a big leap at startup. It was considered greatest hits in Brazils heavy metal culture. The band was featured in several metal magazines, including Metal Hammer and Metal Forces. Cassio Audi was drumming his way into the world’s spotlight.
The band’s second album, Theatre of Fate was released in countries across Europe, Asia, and the USA in 1989. This album was especially unique and popular due to it’s hybrid of classical and heavy metal sounds. Although it was Cassio Audi that set the album in motion, he was not actively involved in the recording.
Cassio Audi had bigger dreams for himself and left the group in 1989. He planned to attend University and further his education, which he did., it appears that his heavy metal career was just a stepping stone for Cassio Audi.
If you live for electronic dance music, then you are most likely coming up with new dance moves for the new hit song, Closer, by Chainsmokers. Closer is out of the blues, it expresses freedom and it is very tuneful with talented Halsey and Andrew Taggart doing vocal justice on the song. Chainsmokers is an acclaimed electronic dance music DJing duo, comprising Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. Chainsmokers are in fact very famous and are breaking into the international scenes thanks to their legendary global hits like, Don’t Let Me Down and Roses.
If you do not already know the talented group, you might recognize them from their symphonic beats on their popular song Don’t Let Me Down. Since electronic dance came up and became a music culture the DJs behind the expertly crafted electronic soundscapes usually invite vocalists to give their hits the human feel and touch. Alex Pall agrees that this has been the popular concession, but the Chainsmokers are out to try something different in their new song Closer which has Andrew singing. In an interview, Alex Pall reveals that they are ceaselessly trying to better their craft and cement their signature sound as they work on their soon to be released album.
Alex Pall also says that together with Taggart they have established an incredible chemistry ever since they met. He recalls the events leading to their stardom, which saw Alex quit his job and got Andrew to relocate to New York from Maine and they began making music in Alex’s apartment. Four years later and Chainsmokers are now the most sought-after electronic dance group.
Alex says the challenge is in live performance since they do not sing in most of their hit songs. He says they are working on new techniques to give their audience exquisite and memorable live performances that will keep their fans coming back for more. The Chainsmokers are already ahead of the pack, as they already stage live performances for their fans. Even though performing live in their genre of music is a knotty and intricate affair, Pall is optimistic they are going to do it with much ease because they write their own lyrics and are heavily involved when they hire songwriters in rare instances.
More about Alex Pall
Alex was born in 1985 on May 16 and brought up in Westchester County, New York. He started DJing in New York City as a side gig before he decided to turn pro after he realized his life was centered on music. His dad is an art dealer and his mother is a stay at home wife.