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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 234 tracks: suspense-tension

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Gothic Battle
Gothic Battle
epic orchestral and female voices, tension, drama,...
Gothic Battle
Action/Adventure
epic orchestral and female voices, tension, drama, adventure, danger, battle, historical, clash, conflict, venture
4.43
City Shadows
City Shadows
dark, underscore, moody and atmospheric soundbed, ...
City Shadows
Soundbeds/Bridges/Stings
dark, underscore, moody and atmospheric soundbed, ambient synths, underlying tension
3.15
Sentimental Past
Sentimental Past
drama, suspense, documentary, gentle, solo piano, ...
Sentimental Past
Drama
drama, suspense, documentary, gentle, solo piano, sad, sadness, wistful, melancholic, background female voice
2.44
The Bird Watcher
The Bird Watcher
synths and drones, electronic, spy, mysterious, fu...
The Bird Watcher
Suspense/Tension
synths and drones, electronic, spy, mysterious, futuristic, robotic, alien, suspense, beat driven, robots
3.46
Ambient Chilling
Ambient Chilling
atmosphere, ambient, peaceful, slow, tension, chil...
Ambient Chilling
Underscores/Voiceover
atmosphere, ambient, peaceful, slow, tension, chilled, sunrise, dawn, gentle, tranquil
3.34
Rising Hero
Rising Hero
driving, tension, battle, preparing, dark, aggress...
Rising Hero
Cinematic
driving, tension, battle, preparing, dark, aggressive, trailer, building up, heroic, epic
2.30
Dark Alley
Dark Alley
horror, CSI, crime, detective, mystery, unsolved, ...
Dark Alley
Suspense/Tension
horror, CSI, crime, detective, mystery, unsolved, nerve wracking, spine tingling, tense, furtive
1.31
Dark Waters
Dark Waters
drone, dark, mysterious, drama, cinematic, tension...
Dark Waters
Suspense/Tension
drone, dark, mysterious, drama, cinematic, tension, suspense, uneasy, edgy, tense
3.21
Hot Pursuit underscore version
Hot Pursuit underscore version
action, adventure, energy, danger, speed, chase, f...
Hot Pursuit underscore version
Drama
action, adventure, energy, danger, speed, chase, fast
2.06
The Eruption
The Eruption
dark, serious, epic, danger, evil, lurking, suspen...
The Eruption
Cinematic
dark, serious, epic, danger, evil, lurking, suspense, tension, cinematic, orchestral
2.33
I Am
I Am
electronic, spy, mysterious, futuristic, robotic, ...
I Am
Suspense/Tension
electronic, spy, mysterious, futuristic, robotic, heavy, alien, suspense, beat driven, robots
4.44
Chiller
Chiller
creepy, horror, spine tingling, scary, dark, eerie...
Chiller
Suspense/Tension
creepy, horror, spine tingling, scary, dark, eerie, threatening, menacing, frightening, tension building
4.37
The Crypt
The Crypt
dramatic creaking door, spooky, haunted, ghosts, n...
The Crypt
Drama
dramatic creaking door, spooky, haunted, ghosts, nightmares, moody, suspense, tension, scary, horror
1.39
The Heist
The Heist
crime, pizzicato violins, Eastern Europe, Russia, ...
The Heist
Orchestral/Classical
crime, pizzicato violins, Eastern Europe, Russia, suspense, gypsy, balkans, thriller, mystery, compelling
2.41
Darkness Falls
Darkness Falls
horror, suspense, tension, fright, scary, creepy, ...
Darkness Falls
Historic/Period
horror, suspense, tension, fright, scary, creepy, deep piano chords, building to chase, march, footsteps
4.48
Storm Clouds
Storm Clouds
drama, suspense, documentary, dark, foreboding, ci...
Storm Clouds
Documentary
drama, suspense, documentary, dark, foreboding, cinematic, factual/historical programme, orchestral, stirring strings, piano and orchestra
1.56
Lonely Duduk Drone
Lonely Duduk Drone
tension, eastern, hot, desert, pyramids, Afghanist...
Lonely Duduk Drone
Tranquil/Atmospheric
tension, eastern, hot, desert, pyramids, Afghanistan, Islam, middle eastern rhythms, duduk, warm
3.09
Perspiration Point
Perspiration Point
drone, dark, mysterious, drama, cinematic, tension...
Perspiration Point
Suspense/Tension
drone, dark, mysterious, drama, cinematic, tension, suspense, uneasy, edgy, tense
3.29
Night Maneuvers
Night Maneuvers
dark, CSI, drone, tension, sinister, dramatic, dra...
Night Maneuvers
Suspense/Tension
dark, CSI, drone, tension, sinister, dramatic, drama, spooky, scary, unknown
4.45
40 Years In Waiting
40 Years In Waiting
awakening, scary, alarm, tension, cinematic, jarri...
40 Years In Waiting
Soundbeds/Bridges/Stings
awakening, scary, alarm, tension, cinematic, jarring, edgy, nerve wracking, sinister, threatening
2.36
40 Years In The Desert
40 Years In The Desert
atmospheric, tension, secret, discovery, dark, for...
40 Years In The Desert
Historic/Period
atmospheric, tension, secret, discovery, dark, foreboding, dark, scary, creepy, tense
2.11
Police On Patrol
Police On Patrol
police, crime, serious, groove, sub bass, detectiv...
Police On Patrol
Drama
police, crime, serious, groove, sub bass, detective, thriller, suspense, drama, intense
1.30
Dark Road
Dark Road
police, crime, serious, dark, groove, sub bass, su...
Dark Road
Action/Adventure
police, crime, serious, dark, groove, sub bass, suspense, action, drama, tension
2.07
Stealth Flight full version
Stealth Flight full version
dramatic, edgy, energetic, pulsating, tech beat, c...
Stealth Flight full version
Drama
dramatic, edgy, energetic, pulsating, tech beat, chase, pursuit, drama, action
2.44
Crime in Progress full version
Crime in Progress full version
thriller, drama, espionage, spy, tension building,...
Crime in Progress full version
Action/Adventure
thriller, drama, espionage, spy, tension building, energetic, attitude, power, serious, danger
2.20
Rise from The Shadows
Rise from The Shadows
dark, serious, epic, danger, evil, lurking, suspen...
Rise from The Shadows
Cinematic
dark, serious, epic, danger, evil, lurking, suspense, tension, cinematic, orchestral
1.55
The Gunfight
The Gunfight
tension, sparse, gunfight, atmospheric spaghetti w...
The Gunfight
Drama
tension, sparse, gunfight, atmospheric spaghetti western style, minimal, building tension, conflict, gun slinger, dramatic
1.22
Aftermath
Aftermath
sad, mournful, realisation, loss, emptiness, desol...
Aftermath
Historic/Period
sad, mournful, realisation, loss, emptiness, desolate, sombre, bleak, historic, aftermath
2.42
The Plot Thickens
The Plot Thickens
in the crypt, graveyard, evil, hiding from the mur...
The Plot Thickens
Drama
in the crypt, graveyard, evil, hiding from the murderer, spooky, mystery, thriller, intrigue, espionage
2.57
Another Second Is Born
Another Second Is Born
electric guitar, moody, cold, tension, breaking in...
Another Second Is Born
Underscores/Voiceover
electric guitar, moody, cold, tension, breaking into light beat, glamour, boudoir, underscore
5.24
Tense Time
Tense Time
decision time, quiz show, light tension, underscor...
Tense Time
Suspense/Tension
decision time, quiz show, light tension, underscore, repetitive, hypnotic, time running out, countdown, tense, important
2.33
Gloomy Picture
Gloomy Picture
fright crash, low cellos, fear, evil, tension, cre...
Gloomy Picture
Cinematic
fright crash, low cellos, fear, evil, tension, creepy, foreboding, horror movie, fright fest, frightening
4.50
Evil Returns
Evil Returns
fright hit, scary, evil, tension, eerie, frighteni...
Evil Returns
Suspense/Tension
fright hit, scary, evil, tension, eerie, frightening, scary, unsettling
3.43
Guantanamo
Guantanamo
sparse, tension, sound bed, evil, mystery, crime, ...
Guantanamo
Suspense/Tension
sparse, tension, sound bed, evil, mystery, crime, cinematic, atmospheric, mysterious, threat
2.00
Deep Inside
Deep Inside
sinister, crime, mystery, murder, spooky, tension,...
Deep Inside
Drama
sinister, crime, mystery, murder, spooky, tension, mounting tension, dark and gloomy atmosphere, unsettling
1.25
Unclear
Unclear
sinister, crime, mystery, murder, spooky, tension,...
Unclear
Suspense/Tension
sinister, crime, mystery, murder, spooky, tension, horror, unsettling, chilling, dark
1.15
Breaking Point
Breaking Point
fear, tension, menace, tension, rhythm, chase, cha...
Breaking Point
Action/Adventure
fear, tension, menace, tension, rhythm, chase, challenge, conflict, being pursued, tense
1.16
Unexpected
Unexpected
horror, CSI, crime, detective, mystery, unsolved, ...
Unexpected
Suspense/Tension
horror, CSI, crime, detective, mystery, unsolved, nerve wracking, spine tingling, tense, furtive
2.17
Fight In The Air
Fight In The Air
epic, action, chase, aerial, dogfight, suspense, u...
Fight In The Air
Action/Adventure
epic, action, chase, aerial, dogfight, suspense, urgent, exciting, adventure, venture
1.00
Mysterious Island
Mysterious Island
moody, dark cinematic, low cellos, epic, tension, ...
Mysterious Island
Historic/Period
moody, dark cinematic, low cellos, epic, tension, discovery, voyage, quest, exploration, unknown
1.22
Strangeness
Strangeness
moody, dark cinematic, eerie, spooky, tension, ali...
Strangeness
Cinematic
moody, dark cinematic, eerie, spooky, tension, alien, space, sci-fi, alien world, outer space
3.05
Suspense Leading To Fight
Suspense Leading To Fight
spacey ambience, aliens, space, drifting, long sin...
Suspense Leading To Fight
Cinematic
spacey ambience, aliens, space, drifting, long sinister intro building to action, epic, chase, dramatic
7.04
Dark Days
Dark Days
tension, drone, cinematic, eerie, creepy, dark, th...
Dark Days
Suspense/Tension
tension, drone, cinematic, eerie, creepy, dark, threat, threatening, menace, menacing
2.30
Dark Ambience 1
Dark Ambience 1
dark, drones, underscore, fear, moody, beds, space...
Dark Ambience 1
Soundbeds/Bridges/Stings
dark, drones, underscore, fear, moody, beds, space, minimal, empty space, void
3.10
Dark Ambience 3
Dark Ambience 3
dark, drones, underscore, fear, moody, beds, space...
Dark Ambience 3
Suspense/Tension
dark, drones, underscore, fear, moody, beds, space, tense, gripping, minimal
6.33
The Decision
The Decision
tension, drama, the apprentice, masterchef, compet...
The Decision
Drama
tension, drama, the apprentice, masterchef, competition, dramatic, mystery, thriller, tense, espionage
3.17
The Clock the Walls the Windows
The Clock the Walls the Windows
tick tock, time, clocks, tension, decision, drama,...
The Clock the Walls the Windows
Drama
tick tock, time, clocks, tension, decision, drama, clockwork, xylophone, suspense, thriller
2.41
Time Stood Still
Time Stood Still
drama, barren, cold, icy, land, suspense, tension,...
Time Stood Still
Drama
drama, barren, cold, icy, land, suspense, tension, winter, bleak, snow
2.03
Masserati
Masserati
engines, car, edgy, power, roads, chase, F1, power...
Masserati
Action/Adventure
engines, car, edgy, power, roads, chase, F1, powerful, action, adventure
3.10
Secrets of the Nomads
Secrets of the Nomads
desolate, male and female voices, middle east, des...
Secrets of the Nomads
World Music
desolate, male and female voices, middle east, deserts, hot, Arabia, tension, Syria, eastern culture, evocative
1.34

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.