In addition to the big stories we covered today, Wire-to-Wire provides you with some of the other key rock and metal news items from Feb. 16, 2018:

- Sebastian Bach has checked in via video to let fans know that he's started working on a new album. Bach reveals that he's constructed his own "drum hut" recording studio at his home and that he's interested in capturing live drummers playing. Bach is currently in "writing and demo stage" for the upcoming set. The singer says he's had material submitted from John 5, Steve Stevens, Billy Morrison and Brent Woods. Last fall, Bach told us he was interested in recording his "California" album.

- Royal Blood continue to roll out radio ready rock from their How Did We Get So Dark? album. The band just released a new video for "Look Like You Know," which consists of a mixture of studio, stage and backstage footage. Watch the video here.

- Get ready for a new Skindred album by checking out the band's brand new video for "Machine." The action-filled clip stars actor/stuntman Neil Chapelhow, who finds himself in quite the scrape after a night of heavy drinking. Watch the video here and look Skindred's Big Tings album on April 27.

- Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown dropped their newest video off of their self-titled album for "Backfire," where they rock the hell out of a stage. Watch that video here.

- If you want the next step in hardcore's evolution, look no further than The Armed. Their upcoming album ONLY LOVE was produced by Converge's Kurt Ballou, and they recently dropped their video for "Witness." Check it out here.

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