I decided many people on here have a lot of bands not many people outside of their areas have heard of so I personally think now is the time we make a thread to post everyone's favorite local artists with suggestions as to favorite song/video and try and provide a link to a website, myspace or facebook page. Since I'm starting the thread I'll throw three local groups right away: first of all my long time friend we call Rico goes by Statik in the local hip hop world and has some tracks posted on his myspace at www.myspace.com/scandalous2323. My favorite song would have to be "Don't Ask Me Why" a song he did with his brother in law who got him started in rap. His new song "It's all in the message" is also pretty good. His songs are all edited and produced by his brother in law who runs the label Scandalous Entertainment. He recently stated he will be releasing all his tracks for free download until june 6th. Second is a metalcore band from Denver, Co. Going by End of Empires they're a very political band with a very charismatic vocalist in Atma and better yet again this band is formed by a bunch of guys who realize they're fans are people who are more of a family than strangers with all of them eager to sign cds, shirts, anything. They're all very down to earth despite having amazing talent and potential in the hardcore scene. You can find their music at: www.myspace.com/endofempires. My favorite song is probably October's Offering but they have great songs throughout their track list. I'd compare them somewhat to Killswitch Engage in style. A lot more guttaral vocals though. Third a band from Colorado Springs, Co. They are another hardcore band called Drive In Massacre and have released an album over a year ago that I can't stop listening to. If you like this type of music I highly suggest this band. They're song list is very deep with good music as well and I'm suprised they haven't been signed yet. You can find them at: www.myspace.com/driveinmassacre my favorite song being Was Is and Shall Be.