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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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Genre
Taken from the Album
Description
Length
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Walking Nowhere
Walking Nowhere
Walking Nowhere
Cinematic
film noir, suspense, killing eve, kitsch, mystery, b movie, weird, voices, unhinged, european film
2.20
I Am
I Am
I Am
Suspense/Tension
electronic, spy, mysterious, futuristic, robotic, heavy, alien, suspense, beat driven, robots
4.44
Strange Situation
Strange Situation
Strange Situation
Drama
cinematic, dramatic, dark, moody, futuristic, haunting, hypnotic, suspense, thriller, mystery
2.26
The Bird Watcher
The Bird Watcher
The Bird Watcher
Suspense/Tension
synths and drones, electronic, spy, mysterious, futuristic, robotic, alien, suspense, beat driven, robots
3.46
Suspense
Suspense
Suspense
Corporate
opener, credits, sting
0.12
Spymaster
Spymaster
Spymaster
Drama
spy, cold war, Mission Impossible style, heroic, villains, tension building theme, detectives, espionage, the heist
1.58
Spy Groove
Spy Groove
Spy Groove
Soundbeds/Bridges/Stings
spy, cold war, mission impossible style, heroic, villains, tension building sting
0.33
Chiller
Chiller
Chiller
Suspense/Tension
creepy, horror, spine tingling, scary, dark, eerie, threatening, menacing, frightening, tension building
4.37
The Gunfight
The Gunfight
The Gunfight
Drama
tension, sparse, gunfight, atmospheric spaghetti western style, minimal, building tension, conflict, gun slinger, dramatic
1.22
Tension
Tension
Tension
Historic/Period
battle, historical, roman legions, ancient, tension, war, military, historic, conflict, challenge
1.09
The Quest
The Quest
The Quest
Action/Adventure
dramatic, mystery, tension, church bell, adventure, suspense
1.13
The Crypt
The Crypt
The Crypt
Drama
dramatic creaking door, spooky, haunted, ghosts, nightmares, moody, suspense, tension, scary, horror
1.39
Shipwreck
Shipwreck
Shipwreck
Suspense/Tension
dark, creepy, spooky, haunted, ghosts, nightmares, moody, suspense, tension, scary
1.18
Dark Ages
Dark Ages
Dark Ages
Suspense/Tension
moody, menacing, impending danger, tension, suspense, drama, mystery, drone
1.11
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
Aftermath
Aftermath
Aftermath
Historic/Period
sad, mournful, realisation, loss, emptiness, desolate, sombre, bleak, historic, aftermath
2.42
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 Plot Thickens
The Plot Thickens
The Plot Thickens
Drama
in the crypt, graveyard, evil, hiding from the murderer, spooky, mystery, thriller, intrigue, espionage
2.57
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

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.