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Cassio Audi Transformed the Music Scene

The name Cassio Audi has to be regarded at the very foundation of Brazilian heavy metal music. Audi’s musical talents inspired not just Brazil, but countless countries worldwide. Before Cassio Audi helped to consolidate Brazilian heavy metal music around the world, he spent his early years helping to consolidate Viper; one of the most prolific heavy metal bands to come out of Brazil.

Cassio Audi knew that he would need help to share his musical vision with the world. Audi joined talented forces with Yves Passarell, Andre Matos, Felipe Machad, and Pit Passarell. Together,the five men brought together their individual talents and sent their band, Viper, skyrocketing into the global scene. Read this article at

In the 1970s and 80s, Viper wasted no time sharing their vision with the world. Both of their early demos were able to reach heavy metal fans in Great Britain, where heavy metal music was gaining more and more traction by the day. Audi and his bandmates would use this success to culminate their first studio album. Viper’s debut album, ‘Soldiers of Sunrise’ mirrored the success that Audi had fantasized about in his teenage years.


Together, the band never formally produced another full length studio album. Even without a sophomore album, Audi and Viper were able to cement themselves in the heavy metal hall of fame. Even today, the band touches every continent and is able to identify with every language of their listeners. Their album and demos, made in the mid-1980s, are still relevant to young and old alike.

Even without their global presence, Cassio Audi and the band had shown a spotlight on Brazil and was able to put the country on the heavy metal music map. It’s safe to say, that without Audi’s early years in the band Viper, Brazilian music, and world music alike, wouldn’t be what it is today. Watch this video on Youtube.

Norka Martinez Luque: The Latin Pop Star with a Brilliant Musical Career

Norka Luque is a budding Venezuelan singer who recently gained worldwide fame through her unique voice and powerful messages of hope. Her journey to success has been an uphill battle. She went through hard times during her career; however, she remained positive and always believed in her ability to sing beautiful songs of hope.

One of the things that almost broke her but did not because she was always positive was the fact that her childhood dream of becoming a successful businesswoman did not turn out how she thought it would. She completed her degree and had a short career in the banking sector of Monaco. But she felt that the banking profession somehow limited her; she felt that it killed her creativity.

Norka Luque remained positive and tried out another career in a different field. Her new career was in the field of Culinary Arts. She joined a Culinary Arts school and studied the course to completion. Soon after she graduated, she realized that this career also limited her creative side. She then switched to Fashion. Again, she felt that she was being stifled because of the confines of this career field.

The time she spent in France paid off. A rock and funk group by the name Bad Moon Rising showed interest in her voice. She joined the band as a soloist and was soon making a career out of stage performances. Norka Luque enjoyed every bit of it; she was positive that she had landed in the right field at long last.

Despite the huge following that she had developed in France, she decided to relocate to the United States. She knew that she had a better chance of making it as a professional singer while here. The beautiful Norka settled in Miami, Florida and immediately got down to business. She started performing as a singer in nightclubs in the region.

However, she did not do this for long. She met the Grammy Award winning producer, Emilio Estefan. Emilio Estefan is the man behind the careers of big artist such as Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan, Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez, Shakira and many others. Emilio Jr. signed on as her manager, and the rest is history.

Some of the best works of Ms. Martinez include “As You Do, “a track that got her a nomination for the “Female Pop Artist of the Year.” “Milagro is another one of her famous hits. It was written by the legendary song writer Archie Pena and produced by Emilio Estefan. Her latest single is “Tomorrowland.” This track is also causing uproar in Venezuela and Puerto Rico.

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