Check it out. https://piercinglazer.bandcamp.com/album/trenches
Formerly RealFaction. Composer of Pico's School OST, Castle Crashers Necromancer Theme, Fetal Fury OST, FNF Necromancer Mod OST. Music Producer, Voice Actor, Writer, Podcaster, Co-Founder of the Art-Inspired Music Contest and Pixel Day. Art: @Aristella
Joined on 9/21/06
Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - 2 weeks ago
Share my new album! My new album under Cursed Server is FINALLY OUT after 2 years of hard work! Get it for $5 until July 30th on BandCamp before it drops at other stores! Also "Dancing In Madness" drops today featuring my good friend Katja Macabre!
Get the Album: https://cursedserver.bandcamp.com/album/freekis-revenge
Album cover by @VonGrimsworth (thank you for supporting this album!)
I'd like to take this moment to thank people for supporting this album, like Katja, @TomFulp, @Piper (she made a poem I turned into a song on this album, thank you for letting me use it as lyrics), @VoicesByCorey, @PsychoGoldfish, @CryNN for his awesome work on this album, and many others, Newgrounds as a whole. I love you guys.
I also want to take this moment to raise awareness about Borderline Personality Disorder, and to say this album is symbolic for my journey through it before and during therapy. Therapy changed my life, and in the process before I pushed away many friends, and suffered through a lot of emotional pain.
It's important to learn about yourself and how your mind works, but your friends can't all teach you that. They can support you, but a professional can help you learn how to beat your damage into the ground. This album is for anyone with BPD who can relate, who are suffering, and want to heal. I love you all. I hope you enjoy this album.
Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - 1 month ago
If you missed my panel at the Newgrounds Summer Festival convention, watch it here! It's an hour long, I walk you through my process of how I approach making soundtracks, and it should start at the timestamp where my panel starts (at 6:13:21): https://youtu.be/7-mgBoWa2Bk?t=2240
Other News/New Album
My new album Freeki's Revenge under my side project Cursed Server, comes out July 5th on BandCamp, after two years of hard and passionate work. FINALLY! I'm really proud of this album. It's only $5 at half price until July 30th when it comes out everywhere else (except Itunes & Apple), pre-order it?
Get the album here: https://cursedserver.bandcamp.com/album/freekis-revenge
I'm releasing the second single, "Dancing In Madness" from the album next week, featuring my friend Katja Macabre on vocals! Her voice is killer! Don't miss it! :)
Well that's all for now, I can finally catch a break haha. But, I might be making some silly simplistic songs for fun for a comedy album, and eventually working on the Piercing Lazer EP for later this year.
Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - 1 month ago
My NG Summer Festival Panel
Check Stanpai's post, because my panel at the online convention/festival is gonna be Sunday, June 27th @ 6:15 PM Eastern time! My panel is called, "Why Choose Newgrounds Musicians For Your Projects?" and it talks about the audio portal functionality for newcomers and what's so unique about the musicians here.
It's also to encourage people to use musicians' songs in the audio portal or even hire them to make new music for you, so we have less people using Kevin MacLeod music or copyrighted songs, and I'll walk you through my process of how I designed some of my soundtracks as an NG musician, such as the music I did for games like Pico's School, and Fetal Fury.
It's basically an audio portal panel and what makes the musicians of NG so great and different. Don't miss out! It's almost a week away! :)
Day 3 Stream (when it's my panel at 6:15 PM EST): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-mgBoWa2Bk
Festival Panel Schedule: https://stanpai.newgrounds.com/news/post/1182631
Festival Discord Server Registration Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeJ5oyu8PFoQoXNQMRz3TMXYorzTi4TOIWM8Ql4XnRN9QvPeQ/viewform
Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - June 8th, 2021
So I made a remix of my Cursed Server single Body Clock that no one's bought on BandCamp yet so yeah, enjoy I guess. Here's The Remixes EP @CryNN and I did together if anyone is interested: https://cursedserver.bandcamp.com/album/body-clock-the-remixes
Here's the remixes so hooray freebies yeah...I guess. @CRYNN made the second remix.
Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - June 5th, 2021
This is about an event from 2 years ago, and why I made my new Cursed Server album, "Freeki's Revenge", now available for pre-order for $5: https://cursedserver.bandcamp.com/album/freekis-revenge
And here's the new single Body Clock: https://cursedserver.bandcamp.com/track/body-clock-single-edit
Video Version of this post: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WLA7XrUqqA
June 5th, marks the 2-year anniversary of when I almost took my life, but a group of co-workers and close friends stopped me and called the police to take me to the psyche ward, where I was diagnosed with BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder). It still haunts me to this day, because I miss every one of those friends. This goes into one of the big reasons why I decided to make this Cursed Server album.
It wasn't until last year when I decided to get therapy for it, and I pushed those friends away in 2019, they kept telling me to get therapy, one even said I might have BPD. I just thought after my years of experience with (the wrong) professionals, therapy was just like a joke to me. But, I had to find the right psychologist to help me learn more about myself, and how the mind works. I can't stress how important therapy is and how it saved my life.
I took CBT/DBT sheets and that helped get me out of my suicidal thoughts in 2019, so that was a start. I still wish I could take back everything I did and said, but this album is for them, and for me. For everything they did to try and help me, and to make anyone with BPD more self-aware, to prevent them from doing things I did, so they can use this music to reach out for help, to identify with it.
The truth is, "Freeki's Revenge" is about the mindset I was in, about what it's like to have BPD (minus the murderous thoughts). I've overcome a lot of it from back then, but I was always scared of losing people, fear of betrayal, fear of getting close to people. I kept feeling lost and like I didn't belong, feeling bad every time I lashed out at someone after they screwed me over once.
Some of them came back later, and I realized I was wrong to push them away, but to realize we all make mistakes, that we all have different sides, that no one's perfect, and I was being too harsh, and was trying too hard to escape reality I needed to face. The album was also inspired by when last year, a chunk of my family painted me to be a monster without hearing my side of the story, which only made my BPD worse.
I won't explain all of the lore, but a summary of it. The album will have tracks that explain the lore better, and how it parallels with my life, but more twisted.
It follows a magic-wielding forest temple monk named Freeki, set in the distant future. His clan wears masks, and lead traditional old world lives. But, he doesn't like this, and wonders about the outside world, rebelling, exiled for questioning what already exists. He goes soul-searching by traveling to the cyberpunk city of Xero City, going through different jobs, discovering the outside world, and even makes a good friend.
One night, that good friend betrays him, kills him with a stab in the back in the streets. Now a ghost, Freeki at this point has fully developed BPD, afraid of trusting others, and plots revenge against the ancestor of his "friend". With his magic, he goes back in time and makes a pocket dimension, making a cursed EP record with strange music (the debut Cursed Server EP), to lure people in and gain enough soul magic to escape into the past.
He finally lures in John Dover, the ancestor of his killer, but John escapes the dimension, and Freeki eventually follows after getting enough soul magic. He possesses the body of one of John's friends, and eventually betrays them. In the end though, as Freeki gets to know John, he realizes we're all just human, and we all are hurting, and what he's trying to do isn't right either.
The album has been a work in progress for 2 years, and originally started as a project for therapy, for myself, with the help of my friend Aika Intong, and @ Meii_ma (artist) on twitter. Aika helped me solidify his design and originally went under the project name Freeki, a secret project in hiding from my stalker, who lead me to suicidal thoughts 2 years ago. But I decided not to hide anymore. This album has been about my road to recovery as well.
So I hope you all enjoy the album when it comes out everywhere on July 16th. It'll only be $5 on Bandcamp for a month when it comes out. Love you guys, thank you for your immense support.
Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - May 29th, 2021
Check the last post about my new album and single: https://thatjohnnyguy.newgrounds.com/news/post/1174229
The lovely @Stanpai has approached me about doing a panel for the Newgrounds Summer Festival in late June.
EDIT: I figured out what to make a panel about, will keep you all posted later in June! Thanks!
Some people call me the "Newgrounds Enthusiast", as I've been around the site since 2003, and know a lot of history about it, and support the website by submitting ideas to Tom here and there such as Pixel Day and the Art-Inspired Music Contest, but I also make music primarily, voice act, write, and direct games (such as Newgrounds: Zero Hour, coming soon).
It's left me confused as to what I should talk about, and what category? These are the questions. Maybe you all can help me figure that out? What would you all like to see me talk about in a panel at the festival? :)
Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - May 26th, 2021
The new Cursed Server single, I worked on with @CryNN, "Body Clock" is out on all digital stores, and Newgrounds! If you pre-order the album for $5, you get 7 of the tracks instantly, including the investigation skit and new single! The new album, "Freeki's Revenge", releases everywhere on July 16th.
If you want to know more about the meaning behind the single (and the lyrics), check the description of the Newgrounds upload below.
Get the Single: https://cursedserver.bandcamp.com/track/body-clock-single-edit
Pre-order the Album: https://cursedserver.bandcamp.com/album/freekis-revenge
Listen to the single on Newgrounds:
Thank you @VonGrimsworth for the amazing album artwork and support, being a fan!
Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - May 20th, 2021
My new Cursed Server concept album, "Freeki's Revenge", has it's first single dropping next Wednesday, May 26th on BandCamp, Itunes, basically everywhere. Before that, comes the story of the missing John Dover, and Freeki causing mischief with the police investigating the cause of John's disappearance. Hilarity ensues.
This elaborates on the story before the single, Body Clock. Thanks to my friend MokaHoshii (Tiktok) for modeling for the single cover! Thank you to everyone involved, and it's going to be a part of the Newgrounds Voice Acting Collab 2021 coming soon! Album reveal + Album cover art reveal on Wednesday with the single release! Listen to the skit below: