Rod Abernethy

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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.

Abernethy first appeared on the public landscape with a 1975 LP Solo, produced by Don Dixon from the North Carolina band Arrogance. He later joined Arrogance as lead guitarist,[1] staying with the band through their releases Suddenly (Warner Brothers,1980) and Lively (1981). He eventually left Arrogance before the recording of the unreleased, at the time, The 5'11" Record (1982) to pursue a solo music career composing for films, TV, and video games.[2][3]

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: Squadrons of WWII, and Dead Head Fred.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Vleck, Philip van. "Legendary Rockers Unite". Archived from the original on July 16, 2006. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Hoeglund, Jan. "Rod Abernethy". Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Greening, Chris. "Rod Abernethy Interview: Career Highlights Past and Present". Retrieved July 16, 2019.

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