Jacula (Italian progressive gothic rock from the early 1970’s) – In cauda semper stat venenum – 1969



Jacula is an obscure Italian progressive rock band from the early 1970’s, born mainly from as an experiment of the occultist Antonio Bartoccetti (Antonius Rex), Doris Norton, organist Charles Tiring and medium Franz Porthenzy.
Their music was quite innovative in the progressive circles of those years, and is considered very rare by most fans and analysts of this kind of music, especially in an era which saw the development of groups such as Pink Floyd, Genesis or Gentle Giant, which were the basis of the new progressive rock scene.
Jacula can only be compared with Devil Doll, which was as rare as Jacula was back in the day.
Their discography is not very large because the band was experimental and had even been tagged by founder Antonio Bartoccetti (who both composed and performed with lots of other musicians from the Italian progressive rock scene in the 1970’s) as a youth mistake.
Nevertheless, the two albums the group conceived are allbeit complete: “In cauda semper stat venenum (1969)” which has a superposition of organ, piano and other dark sound effects, and “Tardo pede in magiam versus (1973)” which features Doris Norton’s vocals.

00:00 Ritus
04:05 Magister dixit
14:36 Triumphatus sad
18:11 Veneficium
20:33 Initiatio
27:20 In cauda semper stat venenum

• Antonio Bartoccetti – guitar, bass guitar, vocals
• Charles Tiring – keyboards
• Doris Norton – drums, special effects, violin, flute, vocals

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