XMH Biography

Hard electro band XMH was founded in 2006 by singer Benjamin Samson, later to be joined by Pieter Sperling and Isa Garcia on keyboards. The bandname XMH comes from the word Xenomorph.

XMH released their debut album 'LIFE' in 2006, which stayed in the Dutch Underground Charts (DUC) for more than 6 months. Immediately XMH played at Holland’s major venues building up a strong fanbase. In several magazine polls XMH ended up in the top 3 of Best Newcomer Bands.

In Summer 2007 XMH released their second album ‘TIME TO PLAY’ which got very good response. The cd reached nr. 2 and the song 'Rape Your God V.2’ went to nr.1 in the DUC. Many tracks from ‘Time To Play’ are also featured on several compilation cd’s.
In short time XMH have worked themselves up to become one of hottest live acts from Holland. XMH have already toured in Germany, England, Spain, Holland and Belgium as support for Covenant, Combichrist, Blutengel, Project Pitchfork, The Birthday Massacre, The Crüxshadows and many others showing them that XMH can easily compete with the major league.

The energetic live shows have been received very well by audience and media. XMH already played at festivals like Wave Gotik Treffen, Summer Darkness, Gothic Festival, Infest, Terra Gotha, Antronic. XMH has a take no prisoners, in-your-face attitude with main-focus singer Benjamin Samson, who takes control of the stage and is viciously shouting like a rabid dog on steroids.

In 2009 XMH released a DJ-Only Promo called the Led Manville Remixes which went to nr. 2 in the DUC. In that very same year readers of Sonic Seducer Magazine voted XMH to the 3rd position of the Battle Of The Bands Competition. In 2010 XMH got signed to Danse Macabre Records and released the cd ‘STATE OF MIND’ which went to nr. 1 in the Vampire Freaks EBM Charts and the song ‘Komasaufen’ went to nr. 3 in the Deutsche Alternative Charts. The cd got very good reviews and XMH was featured in many major music magazines.

During 2011 and 2012 XMH played all over Western Europe and started working on new material. The new XMH album entitled ‘IN YOUR FACE’ is to be released early 2014 on the Alfa Matrix label. On the new XMH album the band is slightly leaving the agro tech path and moving into new directions. XMH are back on the barricades and ready to grab you by the throat!

Benjamin Samson - vocals / music / lyrics Isa Garcia - vocals / keyboards Pieter Sperling - keyboards / live programming

Influences/fave bands - Hocico, KMFDM, Crystal Method, Icon of Coil, The Prodigy, Delerium

Gear - Korg K 61, Access Virus TI, Cubase SX3, FL Studio 5, Rob Papen's Albino 2, Behringer DJX100

Influences/favorite bands - Siouxsie And The Banshees, Kirlian Camera, Faith And The Muse, The Creatures, The Breath Of Life, Spectra Paris, The Sisters Of Mercy, And One

Gear - Roland SH-201

Influences/fave bands - Hocico, Amduscia, Psyclon Nine, Feindflug, Grendel. Anything ranging from Industrial, EBM to synthop and powernoize

Gear - Korg K 61, Apple Notebook/softsynths