RealFaction's News


Well it's that time of year, it'll be next year tomorrow, so this post will technically be "last year" by that time.  I'm being stupid...well then!  I'm going to tell you my New Year's Resolutions.

 

1. Release the 3 music albums I have planned for the future.

2. Publish my book that I've been writing for almost 4 years, many didn't know this.  I want to pursue a writing career.

3. Improve my Asthma somehow.

4. Not financially struggle anymore (I plan on getting a new job soon, pay sucks at current one, not enough hours).

 

A.I.M. Contest 2014

 

The next A.I.M. contest (Art-Inspired Music) will be....I will try to aim for March if possible.  I've already figured out how things will work and will post a roster in advance so you will know what artists will be easier to contact for the competition.  I know a lot of you are looking forward to it and so am I! 

 

Kickstarter

 

For one of my albums, I'm going to have to do a Kickstarter considering I feel completely stupid...well during the transfer of my files to my new computer (which I love btw), somehow, for whatever reason, my Guitar Rig and Kontakt plug-ins wouldnt work on the new computer.  I have to buy new ones which cost hundreds of dollars.  Basically, it will be a while until i can make metal/rock/anything with guitars.   It's a bummer....Im saying kickstarter because I want to get The Box Volume 2 (album) to you guys faster, it won't even be $1000 or anything large.  I'll start the campaign sometime in February probably.  If it doesn't work I'll just save up, but that just means it'll take longer to release.

 

YouTube Daily Album Track Upload Thingy

In the meantime, I'm uploading songs DAILY to my YouTube Channel; tracks from my album, The Box Vol. 1: Dark City, for the next two weeks until all the tracks are on there.  Check out the playlist to stay updated: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM_ItXF6mgdrx5n2KwQ5JODRg1OkoRE5R

Or, get it for $5 on BandCamp: http://www.realfaction.bandcamp.com

 

 

Happy 2014. 


Comissions/New Computer/Steam/Love

2013-12-13 21:08:52 by RealFaction
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New Computer

So, even though recently i said for a while i wasnt doing comissions and wasn't going to for a while longer, but that has changed, but I HAVE raised my price because i have less time and i really need the money right now in my financial situation, I've been poor and struggling with my low pay job.  For my birthday, my parents got me a new computer and I am very thankful because i needed it, came with a new sound system too (with a subwoofer)!  Will really help my mixing when I make music now.  The computer came with a free download of Asassins Creed 4, so woo! 

 

Comissions Open

If you want me to make you a song, just message me how long you want the song and tell me details of what  kind of song you want, and I will expect payment upfront so start saving if you want to ask me but I promise you i will do my best to make you happy with the finished product :)

If email works better for you, mine is mondohenry@yahoo.com

Would mean a lot if you bought some of my albums as well, only $5 at http://www.realfaction.bandcamp.com any help is appreciated. 

 

New Album Track

Also, my new track from my upcoming album "The Factory" is uploaded, it's called "Unleashed", go check it out in my submissions here: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/559723

 

Steam

It's good to be back in my good ol gaming days, got some games with my computer.  I have Steam so if you want to add me, it's RealityVictim, or mondohenry@yahoo.com I think.  ONLY add me if you play Trackmania 2: Canyon, Trackmania 2: Stadium, Left 4 Dead 2, or Castle Crashers.  This month, me and the boys at The Dish Out are doing a let's play of the game soon, so look forward to it! 

 

Facebook

I do more frequent updates on Facebook also, follow me there at http://www.facebook.com/realfaction

Love you guys, thank you for supporting me, glad you liked "A War Begins", i worked hard on that song :) don't forget to check me out on youtube also! 

 

I Love Back-From-Purgatory

Yes, I'm crazy, yes, I said it.  I'm scared to be saying any of this but i spoke with her first before saying any of this so it's ok.  I love Back-From-Purgatory, and I made her a love song in honor of her, who she is, what she means to me, and what she has done for me, the ways she's inspired me and helped me life.  I don't know where i would be without her.

Here's the song's lyrical version: www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/560139

Instrumental version: www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/560138

Kay....ima go hide in a hole now for a while.......my anxiety is shooting through the roof.



There are some people on newgrounds and youtube who make videos and animations who think it's okay to not give credit to musicians either because they're successful musicians or the said animator/video guy is lazy.  Well, here's a rant about the RIGHT thing to do!  ALWAYS credit the musician!

 


Don't look here, you'll be sorry...

2013-12-05 18:04:15 by RealFaction
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New Album

I am finally about finished with my next upcoming album, "The Factory".  It was inspired by Celldweller and many more, mainly themed around games.  Some songs are going to be in games, some WERE going to be in games, but now are not, and some were INSPIRED by games!  Games are one of the things that inspires my music a lot.  I've been working on this album for months and I have some old tracks on there too.

I'm going to give you a release date:  January 12th, 2014.

Here's one of the tracks I just uploaded that will be on The Factory: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/558809

It's called, "A War Begins", my first attempt at the Cinematic genre, it will be on the album and it WAS going to be in a game but I had to pass the torch to a buddy of mine, so the other track I made for the game I'll post next week.  Enjoy!

In the meantime, I'm just posting videos to my youtube channel, and posting the tracks from The Box Volume 1: Dark City to my youtube channel, finally!  I released that album back in August, for all you rock/metal lovers!  I have a few more things in the works, but I'll keep you updated.  Next year, Art-Inspired Music Audio Contest 2014 is coming.  Just have to save up some money.

 

Check out my other albums on BandCamp: http://realfaction.bandcamp.com


Music Experimentation (New stuff on the way)

2013-11-14 04:37:47 by RealFaction
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Firstly November 14th is my birthday so i'm 22 now, woo! Secondly, due to things I realized about my personal past, I have changed into a different person and it has greatly affected me in a positive way and you will see how my music has changed in the next things I post :) and I'm here to tell you what they are!

- A song for a game, it sounds kind've like Disgaea music, I'm not sure how to describe it other than "magical" and "whimsical".

- A downtempo song (or techno, not quite sure) that incorporates instruments from the far east, I'm experimenting with something really fun. Might rap over it.

- A Progressive/Djent metal song, nothing like I've ever done before metal-wise, and so far it's impressed someone I know that's hard to impress and I am just shocked. They're going to collab with the song also so expect to see that and a little surprise ;)

- Many unreleased experimental hiphop song collabs with some friends and such. I'm working to release this EP.

- The release after that will be The Factory, a game themed album. I'm finishing that up too. Some songs are used in games, some just game inspired.

- After that, 2014, The Box Vol. 2: Re-Generation. The sequel to The Box Vol. 1: Dark City, which I released in August. It's on my bandcamp.

- Finally, the untitled 2014 album that will be a sequel to Exoticland, my second album which I released in 2011 on my bandcamp.

I'd like to thank you all for supporting me and giving me advice and encouragement. One special mention, due to recent events, and well, months of events really, is Back-From-Purgatory. I am thankful that she changed my life, the way I look at things, and inspired me to write music differently. Truly, you are an inspiration. Well I'm off to be 22 now, keep on watch for the new songs! In the meantime, I uploaded a new voice acting clip, check it out!


Kamikon/Quiz

2013-11-03 22:55:40 by RealFaction
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Hey guys! I recently went to Kamikon and got a video of my adventures with my friend Ashley for our show "The Dish Out". Check it out! Also below the video is a quiz on this post so check that out. If you want album updates, check my last post. I got a job now and i havent been able to make music as much but i'm working on it here and there.

Quiz

Just for fun, without trying to seem self-absorbed, this is a fun little thing for the fans/followers just for fun I thought I would try. See how much you know about me. Here's your questions!

1. Who is my favorite band? (they're well known)

2. What band is in my top 3? (you can name all 3 if you want)

3. Who is my biggest influence and favorite NG artist? (one answer)

4. Where's the beef? (yes, i'm seriously asking that. It's not too hard if you don't overthink it)

5. What was the last thing I said while playing a certain game in my Kamikon video? (you have to watch the video above to find out)

6. What program do I use to make music? (easy)

7. The thing that instantly makes my eyes bug out? (its a physical feature of a woman, but it's not the obvious ones. Its nothing bad, i swear! xD)

8. What is my favorite color? (easy)

9. The best part of waking up is...? (this one is kind've a joke)

10. One of the biggest coins in fictional cartoon existance? (it's in a series i love)

11. My favorite character? (if you get 10 right, its one of the characters from that series)

12. My second favorite character? (i've imitated his voice before, you may have seen it)

13. My third...just kidding. Favorite song? (i guarantee no one will get this, they're kind've underground kinda not)

14. What did you just lose? The game, perhaps? (lol that just happened)

Okay...so they're not all about me but hey, isn't that more creative and exciting?


Ask Me Anything! (and Important News/Kamikon)

2013-10-25 07:28:07 by RealFaction
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So yes, I'm finally doing one of these just for fun. Ask me anything, as it says....just don't be an asshat.

As far as news goes, here's a list of my upcoming releases...

November: The Trixsta (hiphop record, i've been a rap artist on and off since 2006 when i started as Real Faction as well) EP

December or January: The Factory (game themed album, made music for some small games)

February: The Box Volume 2: Re-Generation (sequel rock/metal album to The Box Volume 1: Dark City, will focus more on rock but have some metal)

March: Untitled electronic "bit-trance/bit-techno/bit-house" EP sequel to Exoticland album.

So i basically made a sub-genre as you've seen there, it's basically the fusion of electronic music with 8-bit synths you hear in chiptune music. As long as those synths make up a decent chunk of the song, it's bit-___ whatever you call it, but some variations would differ, like Drum and Bit (bit-dnb sounds stupid). Feel free to play with the idea, i know it's been done with dubstep but havent seen but a couple people actually do that with other styles.

Want to be interviewed for a YouTube show or have your content reviewed? (music and cosplay)

In other news, The Dish Out starts NEXT WEEK! If you're a passionate musician or cosplayer or costume designer (cosplay related or halloween) then contact us and we'll check out your stuff and if we like it, we'll review your stuff or interview you even as well! I'll keep you posted next week.

PS: We should be getting some exposure after next week hopefully, the famous cosplayer Twin Fools (nice guy) is promoting us and im going to Kamikon next friday (anime convention in my city) and interviewing cosplayers there, well my friend Ashley is ^__^.

Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/thedishouttv

That's all folks! Ask your questions :)


Plans from now to 2014 and beyond + AIM Contest

2013-10-16 15:47:41 by RealFaction
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Art Inspired Music Contest 2014

Well it's been a rough patch in my life but getting better, I need to save up a little money before we can execute this, but in early 2014 is when the next AIM contest will be. I may ask for NG store credit instead but unsure. Let's shoot for possibly March if not before, for now.

The next time around both Musicians and Artists will be in teams of two, first the artists will draw something then the musicians will make something inspired by it. There will be a group of new judges, one for musicians, one for artists. If all else fails though it will revert to be like the last contest. What do you think? By the way, this time around, COLLABS WILL BE ALLOWED! :)

New Album

Well I've released new music from my upcoming album in 2014, a sequel to my "exoticland" album I made a couple years/albums ago. I'm returning to the sound and adding new elements as well. It will be trance based mixed in with some techno and 8-bit elements.

Slowing Down (eventually)

I am working on music for a few things for other people but I think when all that's done I may not do game soundtracks or make music for payment anymore. It's been kind've draining and I feel I want to go in another direction. I may do a game soundtrack every once in a while but I decided after my album in 2014 I'm going to take a break making music for a while.

2014/New Look/Live Shows

In the meantime, I'll be saving up for a laptop, a custom paintball helmet, gloves, and equipment for live shows because I want to eventually play live shows next year, and that will be what I focus on.

The Dish Out (Youtube Show) Season 3

Me and the guys are bringing The Dish Out back but in a deluded form. We're simplifying our focus to just music and cosplay until we grow. So this Friday, I'm filming my friends' band's live show and interviewing them for the show on youtube. I'll update you guys more on that in the future.

Welp not much else is new, my asthma is getting better at least :) check out my new tracks! On a final note, almost 900 followers? Thanks guys :)

Keep the Rhythm! (instrumental): http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/553151

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Catalyst: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/552293


To Castle Crasher Fans / Writer's Block Over!

2013-09-30 19:08:05 by RealFaction
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My writer's block is over and I'm getting business also so life is good! However, I could use more business, so if you know anyone who would like to hire me to make them a song for a game, animation, youtube theme song, just to listen to, or whatever, then send them my way! :)

Check out the new song I did, it's a rock cover (sorta) of Back-From-Purgatory's "Rain"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyPly3IBBv0

Castle Crasher Necromancer Theme Fans

There are a lot of fans of the Necromancer Theme song (I made the song) that haven't bothered to listen to what I have to say on my channel in the video and comments, they've asked me to do a lot and I've done all these requests hoping I could please them and asking them to check out my other stuff....but nope, they haven't.

So, I decided to make a video hoping I don't make them feel attacked, just saying, "I've done everything you asked, but I'm not doing anything else until you actually act like a fan and check out my other stuff".

Some people will say I'm an asshole, but it's really not asking much at all, it's a decent request since I've worked hard for the fans but I want to do what I want to with my music, I'm sure if they checked out my other stuff they would like it, right? If they're really my fans, they'll be loyal enough to check out at least a few of my other songs.

Some may ask, "Why do you bitch so much about this?" Well, I was the underdog of the Castle Crashers musicians. Everyone else was already well known, and the people are really not looking at my other music. So you can imagine my frustration when someone asks me to make a 10 hour version of the song. No, I didn't do it, that's one of the few requests I actually didn't do because, it's ridiculous.


Writer's Block?

2013-09-26 16:49:09 by RealFaction
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I will not lie, lately i've had "writer's block" with my music and I've felt discouraged because sometimes i just feel some of the music i end up putting out is failure sometimes due to bad mixing i cant improve on. I've tried. I've been frustrated with myself on failure of improvement ever since the NGADM, that was a disaster (mixing issues). I haven't really felt inspired except this one song i've been working on, been having trouble with client work but trying.

I don't know if i can write another comedy song, I can't come up with material. I've promised my youtube subscribers a comedy song since they requested it but gah, wheres the inspiration? When I put forth hard work and effort, unless I'm paid for it, it doesn't do me much good. Lately there have been too many failures, so I've been scared to put my heart in something again. I don't feel good enough. But I'm really trying. I do feel passionate about it and love what I do but lately I've felt so blank and discouraged. Not sure where to go from here.

Advice?