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Royalty Free suspense-tension music

Place your audience at the edge of their seats with our library of royalty free suspense music. We provide a variety of suspense music tracks to help you build tension in your scenes, productions, and more.

Found 226 tracks: suspense-tension

**Note - album and track previews are in 64kbps mp3 format. Purchased download albums and tracks will be 320kbps mp3. WAV files available upon request at no extra charge.**

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Track
Genre
Taken from the Album
Description
Length
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World At War
World At War
World At War
Historic/Period
dark, sombre strings, aftermath, war, world war, shipwrecked, tension, gloomy, bleak, battlefield
2.07
Scream
Scream
Scream
Suspense/Tension
creepy horror, terror, evil, spooky, Halloween, aliens, drama, disturbing, unsettling
2.35
Apparition
Apparition
Apparition
Drama
ghost, aliens, haunting, suspense, tension, eerie, gloomy, bleak
1.06
Dungeons
Dungeons
Dungeons
Suspense/Tension
creaking door effect, jail, dungeon, scary, menacing, spooky, suspense, tension, gloomy, bleak
1.27
Fright Stabs
Fright Stabs
Fright Stabs
Drama
sudden, startling stabs, horror, spooky, fright
0.13
Full Moon
Full Moon
Full Moon
Suspense/Tension
piercing effect and piano, suspense, mystery, horror, Halloween, spooky, creepy
0.51
Ghost Story
Ghost Story
Ghost Story
Drama
haunting solo piano, macabre and sombre waltz, sad, mournful, horror, filmic, Morricone, mystery, thriller, gloomy
1.59
Hammer Story
Hammer Story
Hammer Story
Drama
scary orchestral theme, funeral, pipe organ, graveyard, monster, Dracula, vampire, werewolf, horror, murder
2.16
Lost Ones
Lost Ones
Lost Ones
Historic/Period
aftermath, loss, quiet, reflective, death, memories, memorial, tribute, historic drama/documentary
1.42
Mystical
Mystical
Mystical
Drama
mystery, thriller, intrigue, espionage, spies, cold war, mystic, magic, black magic
1.35
Ominous
Ominous
Ominous
Suspense/Tension
unsettling, spine tingling, disturbing, disturbed, menacing, dark, caves, passageway, tombs, threatening
1.17
Possession
Possession
Possession
Drama
scary whisperings and effects, Latin incantations, the devil, flashback, hallucinations, dazed, nightmare, satanic, possessed, Halloween
4.05
Psycho
Psycho
Psycho
Drama
short Hitchcock-style stabs, attack, shower scene
0.13
Sad Theme
Sad Theme
Sad Theme
Cinematic
deep sad feelings, loss, desire, love, passion, longing
2.33
Scare 1
Scare 1
Scare 1
Soundbeds/Bridges/Stings
sudden scare sting
0.10
Scare 2
Scare 2
Scare 2
Soundbeds/Bridges/Stings
ominous dark sting
0.14
Spirit Rise
Spirit Rise
Spirit Rise
Drama
flashback, hallucinations, evil, torture, horror, nightmare, gloomy, foreboding
1.17
Suspense
Suspense
Suspense
Suspense/Tension
vibrato violins building tension, horror, danger, shock, being followed, unnerving, unsettling, threat, dramatic
1.43
Suspense Fx
Suspense Fx
Suspense Fx
Suspense/Tension
discordant synths building tension, shock, horror
1.36
The Counts Castle
The Counts Castle
The Counts Castle
Drama
deep and eerie solo piano with strings, after the event, finale, mystery, thriller, end credits
3.22
The Haunting
The Haunting
The Haunting
Drama
calm, thoughtful piano, evocative, poignant, reflection, pensive, thoughtful, alone, sad waltz, loss
3.32
The Kill
The Kill
The Kill
Drama
urgent, escape, chase, aliens, creatures, the last stand, cliffhanger, victory, adventure, war
3.22
The Fog
The Fog
The Fog
Suspense/Tension
sudden shock, trembling, horror, tension, suspense, chiller, deep, dark, bleak, gloomy
1.22
Phantom
Phantom
Phantom
Soundbeds/Bridges/Stings
gothic Bach organ, phantom, haunting, toccata, Bach, church organ, dark,
0.32
The Stalker
The Stalker
The Stalker
Suspense/Tension
quivering strings, ghosts, ominous
0.23
Tension Builder 1
Tension Builder 1
Tension Builder 1
Suspense/Tension
short tension building soundbed
0.27
Tension Builder 2
Tension Builder 2
Tension Builder 2
Suspense/Tension
classic tension builder soundbed/underscore
0.58
Tension Builder 3
Tension Builder 3
Tension Builder 3
Stings
tension
0.33
Tension Builder 4
Tension Builder 4
Tension Builder 4
Suspense/Tension
heart beat, rising tension soundbed
0.59
Tension Builder 5
Tension Builder 5
Tension Builder 5
Suspense/Tension
Jaws style, menace and tension building
0.53
Tension Builder 6
Tension Builder 6
Tension Builder 6
Suspense/Tension
mysterious dramatic tension builder
1.13
Low
Low
Low
Soundbeds/Bridges/Stings
low dark drone, tension, soundbed
1.42
Mystery1
Mystery1
Mystery1
Underscores/Voiceover
x files style underscore, light tension, swirling synths, drone
1.19
Mystery2
Mystery2
Mystery2
Underscores/Voiceover
low cellos underscore, horror, drone, suspense, dark, scary, tense
2.14
Rise Up
Rise Up
Rise Up
Soundbeds/Bridges/Stings
ascending soundbed, building drone, increasing in volume and tension, dark
0.36
Tension
Tension
Tension
Suspense/Tension
tension builder, underlying drone, menace, danger, unknown, night, evil
1.42
The Hunt
The Hunt
The Hunt
Documentary
wildlife, chase, prey, menacing, Africa, suspense, building tension, travel/wildlife documentary, dramatic, action
1.47
Sacrificial Dance
Sacrificial Dance
Sacrificial Dance
World Music
Africa, tribal, wooden percussion, war, African percussion, uptempo, compelling, exciting, mounting tension and urgency, dramatic
1.10
Mountain Dream
Mountain Dream
Mountain Dream
Documentary
long atmospheric track with underlying drone and background vocals, travel documentary, hot climate, moody, tribal, tension, dramatic, atmospheric, evocative
7.13
Dens Atonale
Dens Atonale
Dens Atonale
Suspense/Tension
mysterious drone, eerie, nature, spooky, fantasy, looming tension, other worldly, alien, space travel, sci-fi
3.19
Dens Atonale (Edit 60)
Dens Atonale (Edit 60)
Dens Atonale (Edit 60)
Suspense/Tension
mysterious drone, eerie, nature, spooky, fantasy, looming tension, other worldly, alien, space travel, sci-fi
1.05
Magnesium Falls
Magnesium Falls
Magnesium Falls
Suspense/Tension
dark, minimal soundscore creating tension, futuristic, menace, electric current, menacing, threat, threatening, scary, fear
3.05
Jealousy And Passion
Jealousy And Passion
Jealousy And Passion
Drama
emotional, tension, suspenseful, rage, betrayal, jealousy, bleak, sombre, forlorn, menacing
2.48
Midnight Music
Midnight Music
Midnight Music
Suspense/Tension
tongue in cheek horror, spoof, dramatic, building tension, underlying gloom
1.35
Spider and the Fly
Spider and the Fly
Spider and the Fly
Suspense/Tension
spooky hits, dark, tension, nightmare, haunted house, exploring in the dark, piano, suspense, quiet opener builds to drama
1.50
Process Model
Process Model
Process Model
Underscores/Voiceover
underscore, soundbed, quiz show, decider, time, light tension, corporate, important
2.53
Tense Time
Tense Time
Tense Time
Suspense/Tension
decision time, quiz show, light tension, underscore, repetitive, hypnotic, time running out, countdown, tense, important
2.33
Dangerous Creature
Dangerous Creature
Dangerous Creature
Suspense/Tension
horror, suspense, tension, fright, scary, creepy, night, nightmare, nightmarish, sudden sound punctuation
3.49
The End
The End
The End
Drama
horror, suspense, tension, fright, scary, creepy, evil choir, scary voices, haunting, spectres
3.18
Gloomy Picture
Gloomy Picture
Gloomy Picture
Cinematic
fright crash, low cellos, fear, evil, tension, creepy, foreboding, horror movie, fright fest, frightening
4.50

What Can Royalty Free Suspense and Tension Music Be Used For?

With an extensive library of royalty free suspense music tracks, we provide tension music for a variety of video and TV productions.

Our royalty free suspense and tension music is perfect for personal and commercial use. Some of the examples if the many productionss that you can use our music tracks for include:

YouTube / Vimeo & Video Production – Our royalty free suspense music is perfect for use on social media platforms and video sharing websites, such as YouTube and Vimeo. Create real tension and dramatic edge with this range of music covering horror and mystery.

TV Broadcasts – Did you know, that you can also use our royalty free suspense music tracks for television production too? Our music tracks can be used for all types of TV productions, whether it’s a documentary, a tense sequence, or even a drama series. 

Video Games – If you make video games, then you can also benefit from our royalty free music tracks. Music and sound are integral to the gaming experience and you can use our suspenseful music tracks to build tension and drama in your game.

Advertising – If you’re looking to set the right tone for your advertisements, our royalty free music tracks are ideal. Whether your advert is online, on TV, or on the radio, our music can be a great way to set the right tone.