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Contemporary Middle Eastern orchestral background music featuring duduk, santoor, and percussion. Would be great for an oriental documentary or film, cinematic scenes of desert sands and oasis, mysterious and haunting exotic Arabic world.
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Uplifting, groovy and powerful composition. The entire track is based on the powerful sound of drums and bass mixed with stomps and claps. The main electric guitar riff supported by vocals goes thru the intro and outro parts. In the second part the tension goes down, acoustic guitar, vocal effects and a slide appear. Works well as advertising music, to use in urban scenes, actions, sports, presentations.
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It's like sneaking into a dark old house with a flashlight - searching for clues. Featuring lots of fun instruments like castanets, fender Rhodes, flute, oboe, and celesta. Perfect for cartoon or a video game.
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Scary, spooky and funny Halloween orchestral track. Features theremin, harpsichord, pizzicato strings, vibraphone, organ, choir, halloween cartoon sounds, drums and more. Great for any halloween projects and animations with Dracula, skeletons, witch, frankenstein, ghosts, monsters, zombies, vampires, pumpkin, bat, Transylvania castle, gremlins, and more.
1:50 , 1:12, 1:56, 1:56U
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Spooky and playful Halloween orchestral music in a waltz tempo. Ideal background tune for a ghost story, gothic castles, black magic, comical cartoon animation, witches and scary pumpkins.
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Spooky, mysterious and suspenseful Halloween music. Featuring a full orchestra with strings, woodwinds, celesta, and pizzicatos. Ideal for horror, creepy thriller, suspense or dark detective genres as well.
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Scary, spooky and creepy dark Halloween background music. Features theremin, orchestral strings, harpsichord, choir, brass, tubular bells, church organ and more. For videos and ads about cemetery, skeletons, witches, witchcraft, ghosts, monsters, zombies, vampires, etc.
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Big heroic and pompous hip-hop with an epic and dangerous mood. Could be useful in shooter game overflow or walkthrough, dramatic and cinematic visuals, sports, or any project requires power and energy.
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A playful, spooky and fun Halloween upbeat theme with funny scary and magical mood. Great for kids show, nightmare cartoons, dark humor scenes, quirky comedy, etc.
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Cinematic tension music. Monotone guitar riff supported by synth pad and percussion. Tension increases gradually until it reaches its apogee.
0:32 , 0:32
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This dubstep track has a heavy hard bass line, syncopated rhythms and a futuristic vibe. Featuring urban and experimental elements of breakbeat, this piece fuses an aggressive synth sound with dark drums and bass. Heavy, electronic and edgy.
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This is a dark, creepy, spooky and very intensive trap music with scary melody. This quirky, mysterious and haunting music fits perfectly with any project related to Halloween. Also suitable for crime scenes, horrors, thrillers, scary animations, video and many more. I hope you like it.
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Dark and mysterious orchestral track that conveys a mood of tension and fear. Great for mystery, horror, supernatural and dramatic trailers, films and video games.
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Calm and beautiful House track. Suitable as a background for various events or as a background for video on the theme of luxury and fashion life.
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Powerful rock track with overdrive guitar riffs, synth, hard elements, powerful guitars, cool epic toms. Perfect for extreme, action, military, sport video, game trailers and any other videos and projects.
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A playful, spooky and fun Halloween upbeat theme with funny scary and magical mood. Great for kids show, nightmare cartoons, dark humor scenes, quirky comedy, etc.
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A track that was specially designed for Halloween. Spooky yet funny. Great for projects related to creepy and nasty dark magic projects.
1:57 , 2:00, 2:00
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A spooky track specially designed for Halloween projects.
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Dark, impressive, futuristic track in a dark synthwave genre. With powerfully groovy drum beats, old school bassline, retro-futurism, neon nostalgia feelings. Perfect for every day listening, Robocop, Rambo, aliens styled movies, innovative presentations, cyberpunk games and videos.
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Gear up to take the future head on! Features strings, synth, drums, guitar, and bass. Great for video games and historic projects.
1:43 , 2:22
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This is an epic powerful track with anxious melody and dark serious mood. Suitable for breaking news reports about a terror attack, wars, human death, high tense moments, crime drama, post-apocalyptic and dark footage stories.
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This is a really powerful track with dubstep drums, and distortion bass. Perfect for extreme sport, action movies, dance parties, club and festival promos or any projects needing strong dark energy.
2:00 , 1:09, 4:07
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Deep, meditative, relaxing music – perfect for a meditative background and projects related to healing, nature, mystery and mindfulness.
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Ethnic tribal music with a dark atmosphere and hypnotic rhythms. Great for African safari videos, wild jungles, hunting scenes, and more.Instruments: big drums, shakers, percussion, wooden flute, synth pads, bass.
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Strings and a synth drum kit make up this dramatic, tense loop. Perfect for dramatic action scenes, video games, podcasts, and more.
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Cool electro hip hop music, featuring modern aggressive synth bass, stabs and hits blended with solid fat drum beat. The music is great addition to sports video, fashion and commercial, as well as Youtube channel intro opener.
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Dark cartoon Halloween orchestral background music. Good for your nightmare cartoon animation, The Addams Family like film, spooky game or cartoon.
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Energetic upbeat indie rock track with a catchy guitar riff, and strong beat with stomps and claps. Great for extreme sports, action uses, training and fight scenes, and other media needing a positive powerful vibe.
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Tense, ominous and dramatic horror cue. Sinister strings with horns, percussion and deep, dark hybrid tones build to a threatening climax.
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This is the track in a dark mood featuring dark synths and orchestral strings . It can be used for criminal dramatic movies and videos.
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Dark and scary track orchestrated with many piano effects, low pads, and many other sfx. This horror background music is great for fear and suspense scenes, thriller movies and horrifying trailers. Emotions and moods: psycho, terror, danger, nightmare, tension, evil, madness.
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Synthwave track with cyberpunk punk like dark synths, and 1980s era nostalgia. Featuring booming drum beats, analog basses. Perfect as background music for futuristic sci-fi video games and movies, robotics and retrospective presentations.
1:54 , 0:42, 1:01, 1:58, 1:58U
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Beautiful fun orchestral track with spooky and cheerful mood. Ideal background tune for Halloween holidays commercials, soundtracks about the cemetery, vampires, witches, spooky children animation projects, nightmare, ghosts, costume parties, kids haunted houses. Instruments are pizzicato strings, clarinet, bassoon, theremin, vocal choir, xylophone, tuba, marimba.
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Cinematic underscore with mysterious and ominous tones, great for any drama or thriller, as well as other productions that need an eerie and dark background. Features piano, violin, cello, strings and ambient effects.
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Groovy hip hop track with punchy drums, wobbling bass and driving synths. Perfect fit for fashion videos, radio, advertising, viral marketing, web advertisements, vlogs and travel videos.
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Soft piano melodies with nature sounds and noises in the background. This music will fit well for background usage in sensitive situations.
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A dark and obsessive track, with the sense of determination, full of synths and deep percussions. Ideal track for sci-fi, thriller, trailers, cyberpunk, steampunk, drama, etc.
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A dark, energetic, and somewhat disturbing hybrid trailer style track.
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Powerful, energetic, aggressive rock track with heavy guitar riffs and synth modern elements. Perfect for your sports, tv programmes, sports news/shows, extreme car racing, GoPro action videos, and projects.
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Epic and powerful orchestral track, building to a huge and dramatic climax. With dark strings, deep horns and tense synthesizer moods that convey a sense of wonder and drama. Great for horror games, war documentaries, space & time, natural disaster.
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Old school Hip-Hop/ Chillhop royalty free music. Perfect for sports club, energetic workouts, extreme sports videos, fashion catwalk, cool advertising, Youtube channels.
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Mysterious and relaxing track in a dark ambient style recalling Twin Peaks series by Lynch. Perfect music for smoky scenes, psychological drama, intimate moments, reflection, sense of lost and other mysterious movies.
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Intense, dark, hybrid, epic dubstep trailer music. Perfect for war movies, cinematic trailers, video games intros.
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Electronic hi-tech background music perfect for any corporate and business media project, technology, innovation, inventiveness and engineering. Digital synth pluck and the moving main theme with wide synthesisers perfectly fits for high tech, gadgets and technology related projects, future videos, sci-fi games, space or corporate presentations. Digital, but also organic and beautiful.
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Powerful action hard rock track with distorted guitars, synth sounds, epic drums, bass. Perfect for extreme sports, adrenaline races, car crash, police chase, and driving videos, military forces, urban drift night, action game trailers, etc.
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Bold and suspicious. Spacey Fender Rhodes chords accompanied by swinging piano low keys. In this dark comedy, it's spy vs spy. Great for comedies and children movies
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This one is an oriental Arabian R&B loop for various purposes. Cool as a track for world fusion commercial, pumping club scene in Chinatown, Middle Eastern politics, cultural melting pot, exotic fashion show, any audiovisual product. Enjoy!
0:48 , 0:58
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Track influenced by the hugely successful "Stranger Things" Netflix Original series. Whether you need original music for a TV spot, game, trailer or movie inspired by Sci-Fi ambiances and 80s synthwave, this track is going to be the perfect fit for you.
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Dark epic and agressive background music track. Perfect for game, videos and trailers, news theme, action film intrigue, political broadcast, serious case, corruption, drug cartel, CSI investigation, etc.
1:52 , 1:00U, 2:40
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Laidback arrangement of pianos, electric guitar, bass, synth and drums suggested to underscore scenes of leisure, relaxation and reflection. Also for feel-good sequences and slideshows. Key of E, 100 bpm
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This is a dark and suspense piano music, full of tension and mystery. It is great for mysterious documentary films, scary and horror background, fear and thriller trailer, drama and cinematic piano intro, criminal and danger scenes and much more.
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Terrifying and suspenseful, with unsettling melodies and dark sounds. This cinematic horror music is suitable for films and video games. Featuring dark and dirty synths, a dulcitone, big drums and deep percussion.
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This is a symphonic orchestral dramatic suspense music, full of tension and darkness. Great for war military scenes, psychological thrillers, powerful and intense moods, calm before the battle, dramatic trailers, and more.
1:32 , 1:54
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Intense, cinematic and dramatic cue, beginning with dark, forbidding atmospheres and building to tension to a huge, epic climax. Conveys fear, uneasiness and terror. Great for trailers, video games, horror and projects that need a sinister, climactic soundtrack.
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This is a scary and suspenseful track, full of horror and fear. Great for horror and tension films, danger and dark moods and much more. Also perfect for strange and furious scenes, thriller and nightmares backgrounds and much more.
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Atmospheric progressive house track with easy melody and progressive house elements. Great for fashion events, presentations and more.
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A fast-paced techno styled horror musical piece. Featuring heavy drum beats and massive impacts with piano chords and a dark ambient lead synth. Suitable for thrillers, horror movies, post-apocalyptic films and action scenes. Can be used in animations, films and video games.
1:38 , 1:42
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This is electronic music in a lounge style. Nice background audio for any multimedia project, atmospheric video, on-hold music, or other use.
1:22 , 0:20, 1:26
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Mysterious background track with an eerie and haunting vibe, but not an over-the-top dark and scary sound. Perfect for a mystery underscore, or halloween productions. Features strings, horns and piano.
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Dark, obscure, obsessive, slow drums, velvet cello, low long strings notes, piano with echo, a repeating note with the same rhythm of the drums. In the style of Teardrop by Massive Attack.
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A heavy orchestral tune. It was created for a dark forest/woods ambient scene but sounds good for big, evil places or characters.
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This is a slow and dark piano classical music, full of sad emotions. Suitable for funeral and memorial videos, apocalypse and tragedy, post-war and disaster scenes, lyrical and sentimental films, dramatic trailers, depression and sorrow.
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A dark, dense, and atmospheric pulsing track. Perfect for adding tension and intrigue to a trailer, or in a scene in a video. Great for post-apocalyptic plot, death and life, lonely desert, after war ethereal visuals, and more.
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Minimal background music with easy melody, and progressive dark techno elements. Great for new technologies, experimental science video, building development, innovations, scientific discovery, funny games, etc.
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This cinematic music uses a mysterious sound combined with a dark energy. The mysterious pads are complimented with a plucky synth to create a psychological track perfect for drama, mystery, horror, and more.
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This electronic background music combines a powerful feel with creepy energy. The dark synthesizers use a gritty style while the haunting melody breaks loose over the piano and stylized strings.
1:50 , 3:12
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Electronic dubstep music with pumping beat and lFO synths. Possible uses can range from dark electro nightclub scenes, bad character themes, web videos, film trailers, etc.
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Dark ostinato arpeggio creates an atmosphere of tension and suspense. Perfect for any science fiction video, cyberpunk, steampunk project. The track could also be useful for tech-related advertising, and showcase, as an intro for game menu.
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This is a slow ambient drama film music, full of sadness and emotions. It is great for emotional scenes, apocalypse and tragedy documentary, post-war and disaster, lyrical and sentimental films. As dramatic trailers, dark and mysterious background, depression and sorrow emotions and more.
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A slow, dark and atmospheric piece featuring piano, violins, choir, epic drums and sound design elements. This track will perfectly fit for movie, game or any other media projects looking for cinematic, sad, grievous and suspenseful mood.
0:57 , 1:00U, 3:50
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Dark Ambient track working perfectly as a background track for any scientific documentaries or research films, space or travel projects and the like.
1:48 , 2:03
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Suspenseful and somewhat airy/scary track. Gives a sense of fire and brimstone with a dark and uneasy feeling.
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This is an electronic hybrid epic track made with dubstep beat and dark robotic atmosphere. Perfect background for high-tech technologies and sci-fi action films.
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Dark progressive glitch hop style music creates stylish ambiance for the dark scenes. Also good for ominous projects, crime-related videos, science fiction documentaries, aliens and extraterrestrial life.
1:42 , 3:22
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Shady hip-hop/rap track with tense electronic sound and ominous atmosphere. Great soundscape for the industrial world, danger streets, dark urban scenes, drug dealers, robotic systems, and more.
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Tribal ethnic sounds are merged with dark mysterious electronic. This track is great for sci-fi intro, puzzle games, haunting adventures, something scary and incredible.
1:52 , 4:20
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Get Trapped is a heavy, aggressive, confident and mighty trap beat with a dark vibe. This modern, catchy and very energetic trap instrumental fit perfectly for your projects. I hope you like it.
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Medium slow dark background trip-hop tune, no melody, no solos, lots of synthesizers and noise FXs. Good for movies and computer games.
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Dark music is characterized by its scary sound. It is usually comprised of sound effects associated to the underworld. Horror films will never be the same without the sounds and the music attached to it. The fear factor is definitely decreased when the right horror music is not played when they should be.

Dark music must be one of the most powerful compositions considering all music genres. It is a very influential type of music and it can even invoke emotions from its audience. Dark music loops are created in such a way fright and horror is communicated. If these were not achieved, then the composition is a failure. The way the audience interprets the song is also essential in composing horror music.

What's so good about dark music is that it doesn't require formal training. A composer need not be a Mozart or a Beethoven to compose one. This is one type of song where in knowledge of the music meter is virtually unnecessary.

When composing horror music and loops, it is best that the film, TV show, or event that it will be used for is considered. The pace wherein the subject moves could be same the pace as to how the music is played. There is also no need for a trained band or an orchestral to create songs under this genre.

Two of the most noted horror music composers today are John Carpenter and Bernard Herrmann. Carpenter created the sound track and sounds for the films Halloween, Prince of Darkness, and Village of the Damned. Bernard Herrmann, on the other hand, is the genius behind the musical score of the popular horror film, Psycho.

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