Torpedohead and Mind the Gaep are local bands from my region which I'm kinda proud of since they're the only good ones between a shitload of Hardcore/Emo/Nu Metal bands.
Torpedohead have a bit succes now, but Mind the gaep are really underground I guess and kinda trashy too But they rock and are bunch of really funny guys.
We had also a really good band here called Nasty Riot...but unfortunatley tey split
But now the ex Members play in Torpedohead and Shotgun express.
The singer of Shotgun express is kinda cool live... he has a real "fuck off!" attitude... he really is celebrating every step he's doing, its almost hilarious.