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Antonio Bartoccetti (Jacula and Antonius Rex leader)
Background information
OriginMilan, Italy
GenresProgressive rock,[1] occult rock[2]
Years active1969-present[3]
LabelsBlack Widow Records (last known)
  • Antonio Bartoccetti
  • Rexanthony
  • Florian Gorman
  • Monika Tasnad
Past members
  • Franz Porthenzy
  • Doris Norton
  • Charles Tiring

Jacula is an Italian progressive rock band founded in 1969 in Milan as an experiment by Antonio Bartoccetti, Doris Norton, organist Charles Tiring and medium Franz Porthenzy.[4]

Jacula's music was considered innovative for the time in progressive circles but considered dark and strange by most fans and analysts of the genre, especially in an era that included the development of groups such as Pink Floyd, Genesis and Gentle Giant, bands which were the basis of the new progressive rock scene.[citation needed]

Because the band was experimental, and had been labeled by founder Antonio Bartoccetti as a youth mistake[citation needed], Jacula's discography is relatively small.

The group completed two albums: In Cauda Semper Stat Venenum, released in 2001 in a highly altered version, which has a superposition of an organ, piano and other sound effects, and Tardo Pede In Magiam Versus which features Fiamma Dello Spirito's vocals, with a sound influenced by bands of the Italian underground scene such as Le Orme[citation needed]. In the 1970s, Jacula changed their name to Antonius Rex, maintaining the same lineup.

After nearly four decades, Jacula released their third studio album Pre Viam in May, 2011.



  1. ^ Gordon Melton, J. (2011). The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead. ISBN 9781578592814.
  2. ^ Lawson, Dom (2011-11-24). "Occult rock: do you believe in black magic?". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Jacula | Biography & History".
  4. ^ "Jacula Biography".
  5. ^ "JACULA - Pre Viam (2011)".
  6. ^ "ANTONIUS REX Jacula".

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