“Invisible Enemy” is the third single from the upcoming album by Spiritraiser. Watch the official music video for the track through the YouTube player below:
The band comments:
Anssi – “From one of our practice sessions there was the song’s theme melody looped by Uula (the guitarist) that was ringing in our heads, so typical for us we started to jam with it. The guitar loop naturally guided the bass notes to their places and pretty quickly we were already embracing the song’s general mood.“
Jules – “Pretty soon during the production sessions this song started to feel like a single release. It’s special elements in a simple chord cycle stand out and the song breathes on it’s own as it would be floating heavily by a sinking beach. The melancholia of the song is catchy and these parts are highlighted in the song. It’s a ballad of a troubled mind. “Invisible Enemy” is that side of us that brings us down and kills our dreams. I have this reoccurring dream that I see every now and then which leaves me always helpless and thinking about my own weaknesses. In the dream I climb up a building and when I reach high enough I let go and fall. Instead of coming down I’m swallowed into darkness where I need to fight something that doesn’t reveal itself. I can feel it but my punches don’t have strength behind them. The song is about obstacles I unknowingly build inside of me that try to push me down, not letting me dare or challenge myself. It’s all in my head, in my subconscious thinking. It’s my enemy trying to keep me shackled and it is me. It takes a lot to break free from your inner enemies.“
Comments about the video:
Teppo Ristola (the director) – “It’s easy to make a music video for a good song. Spiritraiser is upping their game to a whole new level with their new release so I was more than honored to work with them. The schedule for the day of shooting was very tight and it also included two promo shoots. Despite the hurry I’m very pleased of the outcome and the video is very much in the image of the band and it’s maker. I wish to thank the band for their professionalism, Camille André for the great make-up-art and of course the awesome staff at Tiivistämö!
Jules – “We’ve been checking out Teppo’s works for a quite some time now and we like his style. It was clear that we wanted to have a video that presents the band more since we really haven’t made this kind of a video appearance before. Teppo’s style of shooting combined with Camille’s makeup art gave the song another kind of approach. One way to look at it is the humanity and our flaws with our personal struggles. We need to be merciful to ourselves when confronted with our weaknesses.
Luminol Records releases the second album of the Finnish quartet. A themed work with a shamanic and visionary flavor, between alternative-rock and post-progressive with a non-dogmatic vision
Ciklos: energy and transformations in the new Spiritraiser album!
“We are going through a painful transformation in our individual and collective lives. It is up to us to choose which path we will walk. The time has come to embrace this challenging change and use our potential to preserve the good and ensure that the evil does not reoccur. . If we accept the challenge and overcome it, we could simply convince Ciklos to let us into the next cycle.” It is a powerful, inspired and heartfelt work, the second Spiritraiser album. It is called Ciklos, the Italian Luminol Records publishes it, it is a visionary themed album focused on renewal, on energy and positive thinking, on overcoming obstacles in view of a transformation.
The Finnish band returns with an eagerly awaited album to which it delivers its sound proposal and its artistic concept: it does so with a label that in recent years has carved out a significant space in the name of Post-Progressive, or rather a vision alternative, neither dogmatic nor nostalgic, of Progressive Rock. Ciklos fully reflects these characteristics, with ten powerful pieces, immediate as well as articulated, full of pathos and arranged with taste and determination.
Spiritraiser was born in Helsinki in 2007, consolidated in 2014, in 2018 they debuted with the album Inspiral, thanks to which the four played in several shows in Finland, including the flagship festival of the Finnish music industry Lost In. Music. The members are professionals with various backgrounds such as Profane Omen, Rootbrain, Enemy of the Sun, Sleep Of Monsters and Fone. Between Alternative-Rock, Prog Rock and Prog Metal, power and introspection, melody and intensity, Ciklos perfectly embodies the group’s philosophy: channeling universal energy into sound and music to create worlds to listen to, close your eyes and travel.
02. Invisible Enemy
08. Virgin Soul
09. The Wrong Giants
Jules Näveri / Vocals
Uula Korhonen / Guitar
Kristian Merilahti / Drums & Programming
Anssi Ruotanen / Bass
Olli Äkräs / Piano solo in “Mountain”
Olli Kari / Percussions in “Invisible Enemy,” “Sirens,” “Artificial Light” and “Quipu“