TALISMAN are a hard rock band characterized by an international melodic/powerful sound. TALISMAN started off more or less as the brainchild of the amazing bass player Marcel Jacob. He played with bands like Rising Force, John Norum Group and Power. On the first self titled album, TALISMAN were not really a band: Marcel was playing with John Norum when he started working on the tracks he thought would end up on the second Norum's solo album after he left Europe. The singer on those demos was Göran Edman, also in John Norum Group at that time.