Biff Byford of Saxon is now part of a new music venture called The Scintilla Project inspired by the movie ‘Scintilla’.
The film, a science fiction thriller, 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 band will be releasing new album ‘The Hybrid’ featuring songs inspired by the film on August 18th.
Biff Byford said “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.”