Render Recording Artist Jason Charles Miller is featured singing two songs in the new Konami Digital Entertainment and Platinum Games Playstation 3 and XBOX 360 releases of Metal Gear Rising. Jason Charles Miller reaches back to his rock roots for two tracks “Rules of Nature” and “Red Sun” which can be heard during game play. Jason attended the launch party for the game earlier this week. Metal Gear Rising is currently available everywhere PlayStation and XBOX titles are sold. Jason’s current single “The Way You Still Want Me”, penned by Miller, Steve Freeman and Jon Nite, is currently going for adds at Country Radio and the album ‘Natural Born Killer’ spent 3 weeks on the front page of iTunes and is available now!
About Metal Gear Rising:
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is an odd split, taking the concepts and a couple of characters from Kojima Productions‘ Metal Gear franchise and slamming them into a character action game developed by PlatinumGames, the studio that’s increasingly known for being one of the best producers of this sort of hack-and-slash, combo-crazy action. The resulting mix is a game that tempers some of KojiPro’s penchant for long-winded cutscenes by flooding it full of enemy cyborgs that are just begging for you to cut them into hundreds of tiny bits while also reigning in some of Platinum’s wilder narrative tendencies. In short, it’s a quick cut through the world of Metal Gear that mentions just enough about the Patriots and the War Economy to let you feel like you’re keeping up on the state of post-MGS4 Metal Gear while also filling it full of ridiculous, entertaining combat sequences and, for whatever reason, a whole lot of cursing.
Set four years after the events of Metal Gear Solid 4, Rising is all about Raiden, who had been turned into a cyborg ninja the last time we saw him. These days, Raiden and his robot body are working for Maverick, one of several private military companies that rent out their services to the highest bidder. At the opening of the game, Maverick is overseeing security for an African prime minister that is on the verge of bringing peace to the region. A rival PMC intervenes, Raiden is outmatched, and a personal revenge tale is set into motion. Over seven chapters you’ll chase down said rival PMC, deal with Raiden’s past as a child soldier, and get yourself caught up in the sort of world-ending, conspiratorial gaga that can only come from a game with Metal Gear written on its box. It’s a fun story that practically opens with Raiden dismantling a Metal Gear with his sword, and it just keeps escalating from there, culminating in a final, over-the-top confrontation that manages to meld the sensibilities of both of its development studios almost perfectly.
About Jason Charles Miller:
Jason Charles Miller is an accomplished and multi-faceted performer, with more than two decades of professional experience as a musician, songwriter, actor and voice over personality.
Originally from Clifton, VA, Jason now splits his time between Los Angeles, CA and Nashville, TN.
Miller is also widely recognized as the frontman and founder of the rock band Godhead, the only band ever signed to Marilyn Manson’s Posthuman Records. The band has sold more than 250,000 albums, and toured the world with the likes of Manson, Ozzy Osbourne, Disturbed, Slipknot, Rammstein, Linkin Park and Korn frontman Jonathan Davis.
As a solo artist, Jason has opened for such country greats as Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Gary Allan, Eric Church, Justin Moore, Big Kenny of Big and Rich, and Jerrod Niemann.
Jason’s new album Natural Born Killer is his second full-length solo effort. Written and recorded in Nashville, the album was released by Render Records and was featured on the front page of iTunes for three weeks. It features performances by “Cowboy” Eddie Long [Jamey Johnson, Hank Williams Jr], Biff Watson [Keith Urban, Willie Nelson], Jim “Moose” Brown [Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton], Adam Shoenfeld [Big & Rich, Jason Aldean], Jerry McPherson [Tim McGraw, Faith Hill] and Mike Brignardello [Waylon Jennings].
Songwriting collaborators on Natural Born Killer include Driver Williams [Eric Church], Kris Burgness [Tim McGraw], Jon Nite [Blake Shelton, Chris Young], Joe Doyle [Alabama] and Rick Ferrell [Martina McBride, Tim McGraw].
Jason has also co-written songs with such artists and writers as Ben Moody [Evanescence], Chuck Goff [Toby Keith], Marilyn Manson, Jeordie White [Nine Inch Nails], Bart Allmand [Brooks and Dunn], Ben Margulies [Mariah Carey], Nina Bergman, Rev Theory and even Paul Anka. Jason also penned the all star collaboration “Forever In Our Hearts,” a song to benefit the victims of the 2004 tsunami in South Asia which included Brian McKnight, Mya, Jacoby Shaddix [Papa Roach], Nate Dogg and many more. He’s produced songs for artists as varied as Bret Michaels, Godhead, Psyclon 9, and YouTube sensation Drew Tabor. Songs he’s written can currently be heard on HBO’s “True Blood” and “Hung”, “WWE Friday Night Smackdown”, and the wildly popular web series “The Guild” (over 80 million views).
Jason has received two gold record awards for sales. One for co-writing and performing the Godhead song “Penetrate” on the Queen of the Damned movie soundtrack, and the other for the song “The End Has Come,” which he wrote and performed with Evanescence founder Ben Moody for the movie The Punisher.
Jason’s music videos are always star studded. The video for his song “Uncountry” features Robert Picardo [Star Trek: Voyager] and Grant Imahara [Mythbusters]. Miller’s “You Get What You Pay For” music video co-stars Felicia Day [Eureka, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Guild] and Greg Grunberg [Heroes, Lost, House, Alias, Felicity and Monk]. “Up To Me”, the video for Jason’s first single from Natural Born Killer features Tyler Mane [X-Men, Troy], Halloween], Peter Jason [Desperate Housewives, Deadwood] and Persia White [Girlfriends, Vampire Diaries].
As an actor Jason has appeared in over 50 animated productions, dozens of video games and 8 live action movies. Some career highlights include “Avatar: The Last Airbender”, “Batman: The Brave and the Bold”, “The Wonder Woman Animated Movie”, “Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit”, “Code Geass”, “World of Warcraft”, “Super Street Fighter 4” “Street Fighter X Tekken”, “Resident Evil 5”, “Dragon’s Dogma”, “Star Craft 2”, “Diablo III” and “Guild Wars 2”. You can even see Jason on screen as Strike Leader Jackson in the SyFy original movie, “Battle Planet”, playing himself in season 5 of “The Guild”, and squabbling with Lewis Black and Andy Dick in various productions on Comedy Central.
Jason has been featured in magazines such as Rolling Stone, Billboard, Guitar World, Inside Kung Fu and many more. He’s also appeared on MTV, MTV2, Fuse and VH1. Touted by many critics as one of rock and country’s best and most consistent live singers, Jason continues to wow live audiences all over the world.