Rod Abernethy

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Rod Abernethy performing live with Arrogance in Raleigh, NC, 13 May 2017.

Rod Abernethy is a performing songwriter, guitarist, and composer. His music has been used as scores for EA, Midway, Vivendi, Universal, Sony, Ubisoft, Bethesda, Paramount, Disney, THQ, Activision, Konami, Majesco Entertainment, NC Soft, Namco and Nintendo.

He first appeared on the public landscape with a 1975 LP Solo, produced by Don Dixon. He later joined the North Carolina band Arrogance as lead guitarist, staying with the band through their releases Suddenly (Warner Brothers,1980) and Lively (1981). He left Arrogance before the recording of the unreleased, at the time, The 5'11" Record (1982) to pursue a solo music career and compose for film and TV.

As a composer, Abernethy has more than 80 video games to his credit including id Software's RAGE, TERA, EA’s science fiction survival horror opus Dead Space (2009 BAFTA AWARD for Best Original Score), Tolkien's The HOBBIT for Vivendi Universal, Alpha Protocol, The Wheelman, Blacksite: Area 51, Star Trek Legacy, Blazing Angels, and Dead Head Fred.

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