Hawk Nelson to release next studio album, Diamonds, on March 17

Christian rock band Hawk Nelson will be releasing their seventh studio album titled Diamonds on March 17 with Fair Trade Services, which will be the band's second album released with the label and with frontman Jon Steingard.

The band announced the album release on their Facebook page and introduced other new members of the band including guitarist Micah Kuiper and drummer David Niacaris together with founding member and bassist Daniel Biro.

Their debut single "Drops In The Ocean" from the Diamonds album has already generated success in the radio charts, even hitting the Billboard Christian National Christian Audience (NCA) chart at No. 21 and the Hot Adult Contemporary/Contemporary Hits Radio (AC/CHR) at No. 10 just a few weeks into its release.

The song has also been added by more than 50 radio stations and national networks including KLOVE, Air1, SiriusXM, WAY FM and KSBJ (Houston).

The song is available now for download in iTunes and Amazon. Another song from the same album, "Just Getting Started, " also gained recognition after it was used in promotion for American Idol during the 2014 World Series.

"The past few years have been a crazy ride for us Hawk boys," said frontman Jon Steingard. "Lots of change, lots of amazing blessings, and also quite a few challenges. This album was forged in the fire of some of those trials. It's those times of pressure that God uses to shape us into something more beautiful. Diamonds sums up this truth we have found, that God is for us, He is not against us, and that we have the freedom to joyfully walk in the love, grace, and mercy He has freely given us!"

"It's hard to imagine that just a few short years ago, we in Hawk Nelson were questioning if it was time to throw in the towel or to advance in a whole new direction," added bassist and original founding member Daniel Biro.

"We were looking for hope. Encouraged by fellow artists in the industry, Made was a big first step. And after 'Words' helped to crack the door open again, it's Diamonds that really delivers in a big, new way. I'm just so proud of Jon and the guys. It's a great sounding record full of huge, catchy and singable songs. And remember, we're just getting started."

Hawk Nelson has released six studio projects since it came out in 2004, including Letters to the President, Smile It's the End of the World, Hawk Nelson is My Friend, Live Life Loud, Crazy Love, and Made.