Next to bands like Gotthard and Shakra, Crystal Ball are definitely one of the few Swiss Hard Rock bands that were able to bring Hard Rock into the new millenium. "Hard Impact" is the second album and at the same time the one that established the band internationally. As a result they went on tour with some famous bands of the scene: Pretty Maids and Gotthard! This remarkable album will now be re-released via AFM Records and surely end a lean period for many fans. So far “Hard Impact” has either been out of stock or was only available online - totally overpriced. The re-release features as extra the Japanese bonus track "Goodbye Hero". Furthermore a re-release of Crystall Balls debut album "In The Beginning" is planned, tentatively scheduled for Summer 2011.