His music productions enhance numerous high profile video games such as RAGE, DEAD SPACE, ALPHA PROTOCOL, TERA, EAT LEAD, WHEELMAN, DEAD HEAD FRED, THE HOBBIT and RISE OF THE KASAI as well as promotional trailers for DARKSIDERS, WARHAWK, LINEAGE II and PRINCE OF PERSIA. Rod's music has also been featured in programming for major networks including ABC, CBS, Discovery Channel, ESPN, Fox, G4, HBO, Nickelodeon, TLC and PBS. As a signed artist he has recorded in major studios around the world for record industry giants Warner Bros., Elektra, Atlantic, and MCA Records and collaborated with legendary producers Paul Rothchild (The Doors, Bonnie Raitt), John Anthony (Roxy Music, Queen) and David Lord (Peter Gabriel, Tori Amos, Tears for Fears, The Pretenders).
A music graduate from the University of North Carolina, Rod maintains a cutting-edge recording studio facility that boasts an extensive collection of vintage amps, guitars and mics. Rod is a voting member of The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS). He also serves on the Board of Directors of The Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.), the non-profit organization dedicated to promoting game audio, as well as a Peer Panelist for the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (A.I.A.S). He is a frequent and prominent speaker at the annual Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, and was the Keynote speaker at the Montreal International Games Summit- 2012 in Montreal, Canada.
Lakeshore Records presents Rod Abernethy The Upward Turn, available digitally on January 29, 2013.