Metal Vet Commits Suicide

(Nightwatcher) Marcel Jacob, bassist and founding member of long running melodic hard rock band Talisman has died, committing suicide at the age of 45.

Jeff Scott Soto has issued the following statement: "It is with deep regret and remorse I, along with fellow members of Talisman, am announcing our brother, longtime colleague and overall greatest musician we've ever played with, Marcel Jacob, is no longer with us as of today, Tuesday July 21, 2009. Marcel took his own life after many years of personal and health issues he was battling."

In 1978, he formed the band Rising Force together with Yngwie Malmsteen. In 1987 Jacob played on the album 'Total Control', the first solo album released by Europe guitarist John Norum. Jacob also co-wrote several of the songs included on that album - more on this story

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