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Viper is a Brazilian power/speed metal band formed in 1985 initially highly influenced by Iron Maiden and the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, later developing a very particular sound. Viper was the first band where popular singer Andre Matos started to sing in the age of 13.

The Viper began in 1985 with the demo The Killera Sword, formed by André Matos (Vocals), Pit Passarell (Bass), Yves Passarel (Guitar), Felipe Machado (Guitar) and Cássio Audi (Drums). Soon came Soldiers of Sunrise, in 1987. In that period the drummer was the musician Cássio Audi.

In 1989 they released the album Theater of Fate, with the keyboard player Junior Andrade. However, due to musical differences with the rest of the band and very busy with his music college, André Matos leaves the Viper to focus on his musical studies and Pit Passarel takes the lead.
The group released another album, Evolution, recorded by new drummer Renato Graccia, who had already toured the Theater of Fate tour.
He came on tour in Japan and a subsequent live album (Maniacs in Japan).
They then release Coma Rage and Have Everyone, but the latter barely hits stores due to the bankruptcy of the band's new label at the time, Castle. With this unexpected, the band stopped, returning years later.

In 2005, the band returned with Ricardo Bocci on vocals, Val Santos on guitar and Guilherme Martin (who had previously played in the band) on drums. The band released in August 2005 the DVD Living For the Night - 20 Years of Viper, containing images and videos of the band's entire career.

Also in 2005 the band released a demo with new songs. Guilherme Martin left the group in 2005 and joined the band Luxúria. Renato Graccia (who also played in the band) returned to the Viper instead. Today, Yves Passarel plays in the Initial Capital.

In 2007, the band released the album All My Life. They started the tour the same year, and due to personal projects, in 2009 they declared a pause. Felipe Machado is dedicating himself to his profession as a journalist, Pit Passarell is with a solo band, Renato Graccia with a band mix of Blues and Rock, Marcelo Mello is giving guitar lessons and Ricardo Bocci started his tour of the single "My Way "giving a show on July 24 at the Centro Cultural São Paulo (CCSP) and on the 10th (together with Rafael Bittencourt) and September 11 (along with the Sphaera Rock Orchestra) at CCSP.

To Live Again Tour And Return Of Andre Matos
In 2012, the band announced the To Live Again Tour to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the album Soldiers of Sunrise, where they performed for the first time in full the albums Soldiers of Sunrise and Theater of Fate. The first concert took place on July 1 in the city of São Paulo, with the return of vocalist Andre Matos after 22 years since his departure for the band Angra and the classic formation of Pit Passarell, Felipe Machado and Guilherme Martin. The guitarist Hugo Mariutti played in the place of Yves Passarell, who eventually made appearances during the tour.

During the tour, the band even opened the Kiss shows for the US band's performances in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

The band Viper launches a live DVD of the To Live Again Tour in 2013 and will also possibly tour to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the evolution album released in 1992.

In September 2013, the band participated in the metal day of Rock in Rio 2013, along with André Matos, who was touring his then new solo album.
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Albums

Viper (16) - Soldiers Of Sunrise album art Viper (16) Soldiers Of Sunrise (Album) Rock Brigade Records Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
Viper (16) - Theatre Of Fate album art Viper (16) Theatre Of Fate (Album) Eldorado Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
Viper (16) - Evolution album art Viper (16) Evolution (Album) Eldorado Brazil 1992 Sell This Version
Viper (16) - Vipera Sapiens album art Viper Brazil* Vipera Sapiens (MiniAlbum, EP) Massacre Records Germany 1993 Sell This Version
Viper (16) - Maniacs In Japan album art Viper (16) Maniacs In Japan (Album) Victor Germany 1994 Sell This Version
Viper (16) - Coma Rage album art Viper (16) Coma Rage (Album) Roadrunner Records Brazil 1994 Sell This Version
1203002-2 Viper (16) - Tem Pra Todo Mundo album art Viper (16) Tem Pra Todo Mundo(CD, Album) Castle Brasil 1203002-2 Brazil 1996 Sell This Version
Viper (16) - All My Life album art Viper (16) All My Life (Album) Avalon Japan 2008 Sell This Version

Compilations

Viper (16) - Theatre Of Fate / Soldiers Of Sunrise album art Viper (16) Theatre Of Fate / Soldiers Of Sunrise (Comp) Paradoxx Music Argentina 1996 Sell This Version
220265 Viper (16) - The Best Of Viper - Everybody Everybody album art Viper (16) The Best Of Viper - Everybody Everybody(CD, Comp) Eldorado 220265 Brazil 1999 Sell This Version

Videos

DVDMNFG3102 Viper (16) - 20 Years Living For The Night album art Viper (16) 20 Years Living For The Night(DVD-V, Int) Gabaju Records DVDMNFG3102 Brazil 2005 Sell This Version
none Viper (16) - Live at Manifesto - Official Fanclub DVD album art Viper (16) Live at Manifesto - Official Fanclub DVD(DVDr, Dem) Not On Label (Viper (16) Self Released) none Brazil 2008 Sell This Version
Viper (16) - To Live Again - Live In Sao Paulo album art Viper (16) To Live Again - Live In Sao Paulo (Album) Wikimetal Music Brazil 2014 Sell This Version

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