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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.
The song’s intro was made by Uula with a guitar. In our jam session we started to compose the
song based on this introloop.
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
About the cover art:
Jere Kilpinen comments:
This was a pretty fast and straightforward comission. After the first 24 hours I had few sketches
done and I let the band choose the one they liked the most, then redid it, collaging woodblock
print with Japanese sumi ink drawing, then continued working and collaging it digitally. The band
requested a cover that would capture the inner struggles of an individual and as I am quite
familiar with the subject, it didn’t take me too long to deliver, then it was just a matter of tweaking
Video comments – 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 comments about the video:
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
make-up-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