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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

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Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - May 3rd, 2020

Check out the new music video for my new Piercing Lazer (you know, Castle Crashers necromancer theme project) single, "The Secret", featuring my friend, Katja Macabre who did an amazing job on vocals, she filmed and edited the music video for it too. I also uploaded it here on Newgrounds.

Official Music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEBa4JhVhFs

Get the single: https://piercinglazer.bandcamp.com/track/the-secret-feat-katja-macabre-3

Get the album: https://piercinglazer.bandcamp.com/album/the-other-side-chronicles-special-edition

This song is something I wrote that's personal to me, about my insecurity, fear, anxiety, and depression. All things I've experience still, and I haven't been okay lately. I might be quiet for a while after this....I don't know, I'm currently hating myself for something that happened. Anyway, check it out, I worked on this album for years, would mean a lot if you bought the single or album The Other Side Chronicles (it's $5).

Go support Katja (you can hire her for your own music too):





@Shadowcat5150 did the lovely album artwork, go check her stuff out.



Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - May 2nd, 2020

I'm not talking to anyone for quite a while...........it's for the better, it's safer for everyone....i won't be a problem anymore...........i'm sorry..........i'll post my music video tomorrow on a post when it's out for the new single...then that'll be it....i'm in a really dark place....


Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - May 1st, 2020

Hey before I get into it, go buy my new Piercing Lazer album, The Other Side Chonicles. This is the same rock side project that brought you Simple Sight, the necromancer theme song in Castle Crashers in 2008, and my sound has evolved a LOT since!

It's out on my website and bandcamp stores, but coming to Itunes and other digital stores May 30th! Check out the preview too:

Get the album on BandCamp: https://piercinglazer.bandcamp.com/album/the-other-side-chronicles-special-edition

Get the album on my website: https://www.realfaction.net/

Also check out the other things I've been involved with and have done recently:

The name Real Faction: What do people think when they see it?

I just realized, do some people look at Real Faction and think the second word is Facts + Action? It would make more sense, but it's not. Idk why I didn't think of this sooner though.

It's Facts + Fiction, like RF is an oxymoron essentially, because the name relates to my life of being surrounded in lies and the fake junk in the music industry pop artists being label puppets, but I want to bring the honest truth, organic music from my heart and soul. It's also a fear of mine of not knowing what's real and what's not, like friends.

But Facts + Action is kinda cool too, it's like taking action with the truth, which I also strongly believe in. So that works too.

I guess the question is this: What was your first impression of what my name meant? How did you see the name Real Faction?

I'm genuinely curious. Because admittedly, it is a strange name. I've considered changing it over the years, but it's stuck with people and I have no idea what I'd change it too, I dunno it has a nice ring to it.


Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - April 27th, 2020

If you want to know all the other creative projects I'm involved with (probably too much stuff) check my other recent post here: https://realfaction.newgrounds.com/news/post/1094352

Also the interview with Scumhouse Studios on the NG Podcast is out:

After MANY years of effort, the new Piercing Lazer album, The Other Side Chronicles, is OUT NOW on BandCamp and my website (links below)! Below is a preview of all the tracks from the special edition of the album. The special edition is only on those pages, what makes it special is it's $5 as a big thank you to all who have supported me this far, and got me out of my abusive household in Florida through donations. I love you guys.

Get the album on BandCamp: https://piercinglazer.bandcamp.com/album/the-other-side-chronicles-special-edition

Get the album on my website: https://www.realfaction.net/

Also, you can pick up the instrumental version of the album on my BandCamp and my website too! On my website, you can get the double bundle (both versions) also for only $5! The standard edition is coming to Itunes and other stores May 30th, but sadly I can't control the price on those.

I'd like to give a special thank you to Katja Macabre for singing on this album also, you're gonna love her. Also thank you to @ShadowCat5150 for making an amazing, beautiful album cover.

This album has been a journey about my depression, insecurity, anxiety, and spreading the message of seeing the value in yourself as a human being, to accept yourself for the beautiful person you are, it can be hard sometimes. I hope the album's messages help you.

That's one major project out of the way, whew. Stay tuned for all the other stuff as mentioned in my previous post. PS: If it wasn't for @TomFulp, I would've quit my career many years ago when I used to be a quitter, he kept me going and has immensely supported me. Thanks man.


Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - April 23rd, 2020

Been super busy. Working on a new album (or two), voice acting and writing for side money for a show premiering TODAY (Friday April 24th), being a host on @TheNewgroundsPodcast and Off the Wall on PeaceFM, as well as ordering a hard drive to replace my old dying hard-drive to move my computer's data, and soon doing that, and taking breaks on my new Playstation 4.

I released my first 2020 demo reel for my voice acting:

Piercing Lazer Album Update

Kat's laptop had broke for a little while, but she got a fix and is back at recording the vocals, and she's doing a phenomenal job on this last song. It won't be much longer, we're treating this delicately for you guys, we don't half-ass things. I hope this album does well, because the song she's recording, will be released as a single called "The Secret". I wish I could give you a release date, I want to say it'll be next month, we're making it the most for you guys.

I'll post a teaser of the album tracks soon, once she's finished. In the meantime, some of the singles from the album are already out in the Piercing Lazer BandCamp page, if you want to purchase them to support me during the pandemic, https://piercinglazer.bandcamp.com

The album cover is by the lovely @ShadowCat5150 who did an amazing job!

GroundsBreaking/GRNDSBreaking Show

For the past few months (or less?) @Xinxinix has started up a podcast (but VERY different) called @GRNDSBreaking which incorporates comedy sketches with my writing and voice acting among others, between the interview bits with artists. It's good stuff, check it out:

I've always wanted to do more with writing and it feels nice to be on a writing team and get paid for it, and do more with my character Jack Serious on both this and @TheNewgroundsPodcast. I had a bunch of scripts shelved from the past 5 years, I was gonna make a one-man-show with all my characters and do comedy skits, do scripted interviews of my own characters, but lacked manpower, so I shelved it, so it's nice to be able to use those scripts, and write new ones.

They'll be coming out every few months, but if we get enough funding on Patreon, the money will come faster to hire the voice actors and writers and more people, maybe even editors to pump this out faster. Support us if you like, there's good rewards: https://www.patreon.com/GRNDSBreaking

Join our Discord Server: https://discord.gg/D6Awg4g

The artwork is by the amazing @Template88.


Speaking of @TheNewgroundsPodcast...

The Newgrounds Podcast

I've been on many episodes of @TheNewgroundsPodcast lately, it's been great, on the show, @PsychoGoldfish and I had a great interview yesterday with @AlmightyHans and @Scumhouse Studios (specifically Hannah and Shaggy from the crew) to talk about Satina! The episode should be up sometime next week, but there's so much good content, and the raw audio being almost 2 hours, it MIGHT be a 2-part episode, being two episodes, maybe. I gotta edit it down and see.

I'm currently editing the interview, so that's another thing I have on my plate, I've been doing a lot. GoodL hasn't been catching much of a break lately at his job, so we've been having different people edit different episodes depending, been having issues with that, but we're managing.

In the meantime, go check out the episode we just posted yesterday, the Easter episode with too many hosts and I knew it was a bad idea and chaos ensued but it was pretty funny and Jack Serious gave out the official Jack Serious Mix of Sour Patch Kids, so that was fun and it all worked out go listen to the chaos:

Join our Discord Server to tune into the live broadcasts and hang out: https://discord.gg/Vx256rj

Oh also we got some new logos and art stuff, we're talking about maybe doing merch. @WillKMR is killing it with the artwork, it's good stuff.


Music/Content Coming Next

I'm going to be uploading songs I did for soundtracks of cancelled video games that are a part of my music packs you can buy off my website to use for your games at https://www.realfaction.net in the Music Packs section, and there's a player with previews of the songs. The packs are usually around $5 with a good deal of music, promoting those. I won't upload a lot of them, but some in the meantime, spacing them out.

Hopefully soon I can upload that teaser of my new Piercing Lazer album, not sure when it'll be done, hopefully in the next month, or less. Then, there's my hiphop Kid Projekt album I'm working on.

In terms of voice acting, I'm trying to create a 2020 Voice Demo Reel soonm to get more paid work. Helps me while I have no job. Also, In the next week, maybe Monday or Tuesday, I'm going to do the next broadcast of my new radio show Off the Wall with Johnny K. on PeaceFM, broadcasting to a couple stations in Canada when the edited versions get sent there.

If you want your music featured on the show, shoot me a message or email OffTheWallRadio20@gmail.com. Join the live broadcasts on my Discord server: https://discord.gg/m6mWTA3


Whew....I've definitely been busy with a lot, eh? In terms of personal life, I've been in therapy and reading a book recommended by my psychologist to take better care of my life. I'm making slow progress, it's painful, but helping. Thank you all who have supported me this far, this post is pretty long. Love you guys!


Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - April 18th, 2020

Canadians and non-Canadians! Want some of your music played on radio? I have a radio show now called Off the Wall on PeaceFM broadcasting in Chetwind and Dawson Creek, both towns in BC, Canada, and to meet the country's regulations, I need more Canadian musicians to play on the show, and would love to have you on! https://www.peacefm.ca

You're welcome to submit music even if you aren't Canadian though, because really we need music in general! We broadcast a pre-recorded show on our Discord server ( https://discord.gg/m6mWTA3 ) and is where we take most of our song submissions, but you can also email us at OffTheWallRadio20@gmail.com and send me your stuff, sending me a Newgrounds link.

We also accept people outside of Newgrounds, and outside of Canada, but we need more Canadian musicians, and musicians in general!


Also, come to @TheNewgroundsPodcast Discord server for a special treat next Wednesday, where at 5 PM, I'll be interviewing @AlmightyHans with @PsychoGoldfish, and at the end you can ask Hans questions! He's a swell guy. Here's the link to that server too: https://discord.gg/pnM8mVN



Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - April 9th, 2020

Yo, Newgrounds Musicians! Want to get your music on the air and get more exposure to people driving in cars and sitting at home and stuff?

Yes, I'm on the radio now, well, will be. I've been offered a one-hour radio show that broadcasts to a couple towns in Canada, and streaming online! So, send me your music by commenting links below to your songs, and I'll check them out, see what I like, and I'll be doing different genres per segment!

These are pre-recorded, not live on radio, but they WILL be live on my new Discord Server for recording them if you want to be in an episode for the small call-in segments, and listen in to good music. I'll be able to edit it down and edit things out, so don't worry.

I hope to do a live show in the next week if I get enough music from people. I'll keep you all posted.

Join the server: https://discord.gg/KrvjqZE



Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - April 7th, 2020

Like The Newgrounds Podcast? Like Jack Serious? Want to win Jack Serious merch (kind of)? This Saturday, on the next live broadcast of @TheNewgroundsPodcast, we're holding a contest, and if you win, you'll recieve this special Jack Serious Mix (2 lb. box) of Sour Patch Kids! They're red and blue flavors!

Tune in this Saturday, join the Discord server to know what time we go live, then tune in our ON AIR voice channel to listen in and participate when we're live! It's most likely 2 or 3 PM Eastern Time USA (-5:00 GMT), but we'll announce it! Don't miss out, we're serious, 'cause if you don't know serious, you don't know Jack!

Click to join the server to get pinged when we go live: https://discord.gg/35hdgVP 

The product is handled with care like disinfectant, coronavirus procedures, no worries.



Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - April 1st, 2020

You've waited for 5 long years since the original demo. Now it's finally here. Trailer below.

Play the Demo: https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/664782

Developer Walkthrough (secret second level): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTcG4R-0wwQ

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW7oLsvXBOw

Art by @Xavy-027

The music is by @EvilRaccoon and Kevin MacLeod. |

Titan Override by EvilRaccoon: https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/572672

Dance Of The Tuba Plum Fairy by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5516-dance-of-the-tuba-plum-fairy

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Posted by ThatJohnnyGuy - March 17th, 2020

EDIT: As a thank you for the recent 2,000 followers mark on Newgrounds, and 10,000 subscribers mark on YouTube, I wanted to share something I wrote for myself for my depression, as well as address anyone else struggling with it:

So, I remixed @HenryEYES and @RGPAnims from our last broadcast of @TheNewgroundsPodcast and I've been enjoying hosting with all the fine lads on the show, love those guys. Check out the song, and the new episode!



It's also available to buy for download if you want to support me further, on my website and BandCamp stores!

Website: https://www.realfaction.net/product-page/catchphrase-feat-henryeyes-rgpanims

BandCamp: https://realfaction.bandcamp.com/track/catchphrase-feat-henryeyes-rgpanims

Side note: @Waterflame and @TheLivingTombstone as well as Knife Party inspired the beat. Love those guys.