On May 17, 2005, Insane Clown Posse released their ep titled "The Calm". This album was the groups first release after the original 6 Jokers Card saga. It is their 6th EP, and their 20th overall release. The album title is a reference to the popular phrase "the calm before the storm" and is set as a prelude to their album "The Tempest". This was ICP's first ever album that was produced completely by the group themselves.