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The Scintilla Project

Formed: 2013
From: United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

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The Scintilla Project Releasing New Album

"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 they 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 titled The Scintilla Project, fronted by Saxon’s own Biff Byford, who will be releasing the album "The Hybrid" in the U.S. on September 2nd, 2014 via UDR Music. Select tracks on the record are co-produced by heavy metal producer Andy Sneap, who also plays guitar on these tracks.

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 on and inspired by the film. While I was having a break from writing with Saxon, Lionel Hicks, Anthony Ritchie (both ‘Balance Of Power’), and I 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."

1. Scintilla (One Black Heart)
2. Beware The Children
3. Permanence
4. Some Nightmare
5. Angels
6. Pariah
7. The Damned And Divine
8. Life In Vain
9. No Rest for The Wicked (Saxon recording as featured in the film – taken from ‘Call To Arms’)

The Scintilla Project is:

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

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The Scintilla Project To Release Debut Album

The Scintilla Project, the new side project for Saxon frontman Biff Byford, will release the debut album "The Hybrid" via UDR music this year. The album will be available in digipak CD, vinyl LP and digital audio formats.

The project was formed in 2013 and was inspired by the upcoming sci-fi film release "Scintilla." The plot of the film is: "An elite team of mercenaries is hired for a covert operation, deep inside a former Soviet state. Arriving at an underground laboratory, their mission is to secure specimens of genetically engineered human and alien hybrids. Battling with a ferocious armed militia as well as dark, menacing creatures, the odds of survival are stacked against them."

1. Scintilla (One Black Heart)
2. Beware the Children
3. Permanence
4. Some Nightmare
5. Angels
6. Pariah
7. The Damned and the Divine
8. Life In Vain
9. No Rest for the Wicked

A music video for the track "Beware the Children" can be seen here: More...

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