Five Alarm Funk will release Abandon Earth, the band's fifth studio album, on June 7 at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC. The concept album, describing the destruction of planet Earth by a giant robot, is the culmination of 10 years of relentless touring and the 10 musicians' love for high octane, delirium-inducing dance music. Five Alarm Funk uses gruff funk vocals, psychedelic rock guitars, Balkan-inspired horns, intricate arrangements, and a few well-timed explosions to tell the tale of a technological behemoth rising from the center of the Earth and unleashing a torrent of natural disasters and monsters on humanity. Abandon Earth was recorded at the Farm Studios in Vancouver, BC and produced by Ben Kaplan, whose recent credits include fellow Vancouverites Mother Mother and UK superstars Biffy Clyro. The apocalyptic tale is told through eight musical episodes: We All Scream A deranged ice cream man taints his tasty treats with a cornucopia of psychoactive substances and unleashes the diabolical concoction on the members of Five Alarm Funk. Journey to the Centre of the Earth Five Alarm Funk, hell bent on hallucinogens and in a state of chronic psychosis, receive a revelation. Though they do not understand their purpose, they now wholeheartedly believe they must dig deep down into the interior of planet Earth. Equipped with shovels and a stolen ice cream truck converted into a tunnel boring machine, they speed through the Earth's mantle. A military force tries to intervene but are overpowered by FAF's savage, drug-fueled ferocity. With the soldiers dispatched, the band can proceed towards their destiny, the Center of the Earth. Robot Upon reaching a cavernous region within the great magma heart, Five Alarm Funk discovers a creation of mythical proportion. Laying docile, a massive mechanical monster sleeps before their eyes. With the knowledge that their great journeys purpose lay dormant in front of them, a monumental jubilation occurs as FAF realizes there is only one thing left to do. Turn the colossal robots power switch 'on.' Horrible Sound The great robot is alive, and it's power providers are now safely secured within it's command center. Thrusters ignite, augers spin ferociously, they cut through rock like it was air as the quest to the crust commences. Upon the Earth's surface, shamans, seers and psychics alike all start ranting of impending doom and unheralded havoc!! As quick as the predictions come so does the mayhem. An ear-splitting sound and incomprehensible shaking paralyze a northern nation as the gargantuan robot explodes through the Earth's crust followed by a massive blast of molten magma. Erupt Flying at the speed of sound and uncontested by the human's lowly jet-fighter technology, robot and FAF seek demolition upon the planet by summoning Earth's great natural disasters! 'THUNDER', 'MAGMA' 'EARTHQUAKE', 'TORNADO', 'VOLCANO' they scream. The actions are louder than words as a hellstorm of ferocity is unleashed upon humanity. ATTAAAACK!! The catastrophic wave of natural disasters has left humanity in a state of peril. The massive robot seizes this opportunity of weakness and sets course on bone-chilling destruction, unleashing wave after wave of evil dead on the devastated cities of earth. Basilisks from the water, hellhounds from the ground, and Banshees from the sky tear through the flesh of Earths front line defences. The mighty Ogre and savage Cyclops pummel cities and devastate supply lines in a true war of the worlds. As skies turn black, streets run red with blood and screams of sheer horror echo off the rubble of once great feats of human triumph, Robot looks onto his path of carnage and knows there is only one thing left to do. Higgs Boson A faint rumble begins from the depths of the Earth. Like an abandoned ship at sea, planet Earth creeks and cracks as it spins around the sun. Tear drops of electricity shatter Earths eardrums as a great momentum and shift in the techtonic plates occurs. A massive particle collider at the center of the Earth is activated and a black hole is born. FAF
We All Scream
Journey to the Center of the Earth
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