THE SCINTILLA PROJECT Featuring Biff Byford Of Saxon New Album ‘The Hybrid’ 

The Scintilla Project
The Scintilla Project


SCINTILLA, a science fiction thriller is set deep underground in the wilds of a former Soviet state where strange genetic experiments are taking place. A war weary mercenary is hired to lead a company scientist to the secret underground laboratory and with his team of mercenaries to steal the research in the laboratory. Along the way the good people face dangerous militia involved in a bloodthirsty civil war, strange monsters lurking in the abandoned tunnels of the old Soviet bunker and finally they meet the scientist running the genetic experiments and her terrifying secret.


The film has inspired a newly formed super-group THE SCINTILLA PROJECT, fronted by SAXON’s own BIFF BYFORD, who will be releasing their album THE HYBRID, featuring songs inspired by the film, on August 18th.


Biff Byford states:’ I was introduced to Lionel Hicks by Toby Jepson while recording ‘Call To Arms’. This was leading Saxon to write a song for the Lionel Hicks produced film ‘Scintilla’. As the film developed through production, our minds began working – maybe we could put together a concept album based and inspired by the film. While I was having a break from writing with Saxon me, Lionel Hicks and Anthony Ritchie ( both ‘Balance Of Power’) decided that I would produce and also sing on the album, I brought in Andy Sneap to co-produce and play guitar on some tracks’.


The Scintilla Project:

Biff Byford (vocals), Lionel Hicks (drums), Anthony Ritchie (bass), Andy Sneap (guitar)



Scintilla (One Black Heart)

Beware The Children – (Video clip ready June 23rd)


Some Nightmare



The Damned And Divine

Life In Vain

No Rest for The Wicked (Saxon recording as featured in the film – taken from ‘Call To Arms’)

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