• Royalty free Dark music

    • Down And Dirty by Andy Littlewood

      This rough and ready classic rock style track takes you on a journey back to the smoky pub-rock scene of the 1970s. Features overdriven blues harp, mean electric guitars, grungy bass, and big drums. Great for retro themes involving bars, cars, bikers, city streets, gangs, beer, whiskey, mojo, life on the road, tough guys, and cool characters.

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      Creepy Horror Theme by Erick McNerney

      An ominous, dark, scary horror theme. Perfect music for introductions to scary films and games, but can also be used in other parts as well.

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      The Countdown by Premium TraX

      This track starts with a powerful and cinematic orchestral intro creating an unforgettable impact. A countdown clock sound reflects the dark and dangerous mood. Perfect background music to express a sense of anticipation and drama for trailers, thriller movies, crime documentaries, and videos about space and rocket launches.

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      Believe In Your Dreams by Premium TraX

      This harsh and edgy, energetic EDM music comes with a catchy melody and a soulful male vocal. The track combines house rhythm and techno sound with strong bass and powerful dance beats. Perfect for travel, sport videos, sports advertising, workout at the gym, or dynamic commercials.

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      Blues Smokers by Bernard Pintar

      Kinda naughty blues in the dark smokey bar room. This track has some cool, retro vibes, but is still a lot of sexy. Highly energetic and upbeat, dub drums, dirty guitars and hypnotic didgeridoo at the end of the loop. Perfect underscore for night clubs, road trips, high speed, extreme sports etc.

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      Dark Hero Comes by Ebunny

      Dark Hero Comes - Dark epic melody about evil heroes, darkness, falling angels, antiheroes. Best for dramatic, horror, suspense scenes, games, casual game, mobile game.

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      A Cool Ride by Andy Littlewood

      Catch a cool ride with this Dave Brubeck inspired retro jazz groove. Features hand claps, piano, electric guitar, double bass, horns, and saxophone. Great for themes involving vintage fashion, leisure, friendship, good times, chilled out road trips, and cool looking dudes.

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      Space Epic by Jon Wright

      This epic, interstellar, thunderous orchestral track builds to a huge, dramatic climax with rousing strings, horns and deep, dark synthesizer moods to add an extra sense of magic and wonder. Great music for games, documentaries, space, time and nature projects. Influences of Hans Zimmer. A wondrous, majestic trip though time and space. INSTRUMENTS: Drums, Guitars, Strings, Brass and Synths. SIMILAR TO: Hans Zimmer, Thomas Bergersen, Trevor Morris, Steve Jablonsky, Harry Gregson Williams, Two Steps From Hell, James Newton Howard, Brian Tyler, James Horner, John Powell, Michael Giacchino and Harry Gregson Williams.

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      Playful Poltergeist by Brian Holmes

      A spooky, yet playful and exciting, royalty-free logo/intro track. Features synth vocal effects, dark piano, aggressive strings, horns rips, and driving percussion. Great for Halloween or paranormal themes - intros, logos, video games, idents, branding, and more!

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      Epic Dark Hollywood Trailer by Jon Wright

      An dark, intense hollywood epic hybrid orchestral track with a momentous climax that conveys tension and awe. It begins with distorted, menacing synth sounds and develops with deep staccato strings, dirty, dark horns and huge percussion. Think Batman or Tron Legacy.

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      The Journey Of Destiny by Premium TraX

      One of the most powerful and triumphant hybrid orchestral soundtracks ever written. It has a huge and impressive sound and a sweeping melody with a sense of wonderment, excitement, hope for the future, reaching for the stars. Works well for adventure games, fantasy films, sci-fi films, and most projects that rely on epic plots.

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      Secret Garden by Andrea Quarin

      Enigmatic, dreamy, tense modern orchestral score with a dark harp sound as lead instrument. A secret garden is revealed, but is it a beautiful, warm one or a cold, sad one?

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      Midnight Rendezvous by Strat 56

      Seductive, sultry, and captivating rock track with a dark, catchy sound. Dreamy layered guitars, a pronounced catchy bass guitar groove, piano note, steady drums. Excellent for creating intrigue in seductive scenes, ambiguous stories with a hint of mystery, crime scenes in Noir films, and more.

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      Fashion And Vlog by ihsandincer

      Ambient and atmospheric track with dreamy synth sounds, cinematic elements, electric guitars, bass and drums. This track would be a perfect choice for drone videos, travel videos, timelapse videos, slideshows, vlogs, presentations, lifestyle videos, documentaries, commercials, trailers, urban videos and much more

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      Spooky Halloween Night by AG Music

      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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      Blank Light by AG Music

      This track creates a dark and dissonant depressive atmosphere which keeps tension until the end, where hope appears. Both somber and hopeful, suspenseful and contemplative, this background music has a unique, haunting quality that can't be found in typical music. Ideal for sci-fi or thriller scenes, crime investigation, detective murder mystery, cyber or horror movie.

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      No Secrets by raspberrysounds

      A stylish and relaxed Hip-Hop with lo-fi elements and great beats. Features drums, bass, trumpet, creative synth, vocal samples, groovy scratch, piano. This chillhop track is suitable for commercial, youth advertising, urban and street lifestyle videos, presentation, beauty content, summer content, slow-motion edits, atmospheric and chill videos, drone flight footage, modern media projects, apartment presentations, fashion content, design, and production show-reels, vlogs, and many others!

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      Mystery For The Witty by Ionics Music

      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 music.

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      Whos Your Daddy by Berool

      This dark and stoner hard rock track is ideal for any project that needs a powerful and driving feel. Features heart-thumping drum beats, cool guitar riffs, and big bass to give your next project a solid edge. This track is perfect for all your extreme sports, racing, action, and more.

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      Lazy Grunge by Ebunny

      Loud, energetic, and catchy hard rock grunge track with balls. Made in a late 90s rock style. Heavy guitar chord riffage, big bass, and solid drum beat. Good for action, outdoor adventure, hot rods, extreme sports, mosh pit, and youthful content.

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      Procession Of The Winners by Dmitriy Rodionov

      Dark military track. Perfect for any cinematic scene that needs a military-styled background music.

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      Tension Cinematic by Dave Brenner

      A powerful, sinister, dark, scf-fi, style track with stabs and booms complemented by dark effects with ghostly sounds and ambiences. Great for film and cinematic productions that require a powerful and memorable background or underscore.

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      Enter Darkness by Alistair Fernandes

      Dark moody anthemic track with heavy drums

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      Automotive Drive by Andy Littlewood

      Driving rock track with electric slide guitar, pounding drums, and a smoking hot guitar solo. Works well in scenes involving truckers, sport, action, adventure, cars, bikers, speedway, nascar, life on the road, racing, motorbikes, living large, road trips.

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      Game Time by Alistair Fernandes

      Dark moody track with big synths and hard hitting hip-hop drums

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      Fluid Attention by AG Music

      Do you need some dramatic music that provides the necessary tension and drama for your project? Then this is the perfect track for you. It has a soft orchestral part combined with dark synths and minimal, percussive beats that will bring a sense of atmosphere to your media production.

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      Be A Strong Guy by Infraction

      Be A Strong Guy is a super cool Rock Trap royalty-free track. It has electric guitars, strong rhythmic drums, heavy synth beats, and dubstep bass. This track is perfect for extreme sports projects, car videos, video game teasers, training videos, and much more.

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      Technical Progress by Dmitriy Rodionov

      Dark techno/industrial electronica with throbbing beats,blended with a variety of synth sounds. Suitable for racing games, documentary or scientific videos and any projects that need nanotechnology style.

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      Mysterious Cinematic by Dave Brenner

      A loopable dark and spacey track with epic roars and spooky sci-fi style lead played on a sitar. Great for film and cinematic productions that requires a powerful and memorable background or underscore.

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      After Dark by Jack White

      AFTER DARK sounds like a tremendous combination of violin and chiming sounds. The composition is so authentic that it leaves a grand feel even after the melody terminates.

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      Midwinter Mystery by Jon Wright

      Dark, creepy and sinister orchestral track that conveys an eerie mood of mystery, tension and mistrust. Chamber strings woodwinds, brass and piano convey a menacing, mysterious atmosphere. Great for mystery, horror, supernatural and dramatic trailers, films and royalty free video games music.

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      Criminal Lab Investigation by Diva Production Music

      A dark, intense, and moody electronic track with thundering drums, synths, and distant effects. Perfect for trailers and shows with an atmosphere of tension, mystery, or horror.

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      Eclipse of Hope by Gari Biasillo

      A dark, hybrid, epic trailer underscore that contains huge drums, epic taiko rolls, digital sound effects, and pulsating percussion. An intense strings ensemble introduces epic horns that leads to majestic string melody. A break then leads to an monster ending with an epic choir and electric guitar power chords.

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      Orchestra Intro by ColourTunes

      This epic orchestral track with its triumphant melodies, driving percussion, and pounding piano chords conveys the thrill and intensity of the big screen. It will work perfectly in your trailers, films, intros, titles, promos, teasers, video games and other cinematic projects.

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      Pumpkin Fiction by Elena Naumova

      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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      Fatal Choice by Ebunny

      Music is the most effective way to connect with an audience and inspire it to action. This dark, horror, orchestral melody, describes a dramatic, fearful, scary mood that will bring a more sinister atmosphere to your projects. This track was inspired by dark, creepy games and scary movies.

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      Epic Storm by Manuel Ochoa

      Dramatic background music recorded with strings, percussion, orchestra, piano. This music is suspenseful, energetic and will fit well in epic, action, war, crime scenes.

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      The Tyrant by Jean-Thomas Cloutier

      Dark, ominous movie trailer filled with epic percussion, dramatic strings and noble horns.

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      Power Of War by Mike Nowa

      It's an epic cinematic orchestral track with a dark but heroic mood. It featured tons of timpani and other orchestral percussions, piano, strings. This track is great for trailers, drama, action content.

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      On The Road Tonight by Andy Littlewood

      Driving blues rock track featuring electric slide guitar, bass, organ and drums. Perfect in scenes of people driving down the open road, biker gangs, living large, city lights. Also good for automotive videos, roadhouse movies, Levi Jeans promotions, bar scenes, American road trips.

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      Modern Opener by AG Music

      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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      Darkness by Ebunny

      Darkness epic powerful dramatic track with anxious and suspense mood. Instruments: orchestra, epic drums, cello, electric guitar. Best for movie trailers, films, and video games about battle scenes, war, disaster, heroic action, etc.

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      Battle Stations by Jon Wright

      A powerful and dramatic orchestral soundtrack, with deep, dark strings, powerful horns, bass drums and military snares. Great for creating a Hans Zimmer style feeling of tension and impending action.

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      This Rock Is Hard by Yevhen Lokhmatov

      A hard rock track that delivers power and energy with a catchy, aggressive melody. The grooving drum beat, wall of guitar riffs, and swoosh effects make your project shine. Ideal for inspiring action in projects involving extreme sports, intense driving competitions, and motivational advertisements.

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      Electronica Punch by JGaudio

      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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      Just Evil by Infraction

      Just Evil is a loud and upbeat track with classic techno riffs, dark and heavy drum beats, dubstep basses and voices. It feels like you are in the future, after nuclear apocalypse, full of destruction, post-apocalyptic sceneries and humanity is going mad!

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      Darkness Falls by Jon Wright

      Dark, atmospheric and creepy orchestral track that sends a shiver down the spine. Mournful strings, a ghostly piano and unearthly harp express a mounting sense of unease and tension. Conveys a sense of menace, fear and mystery.

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      Grand Battle by RMSound

      Epic, powerful, and captivating cinematic trailer music with a real feel of Hollywood blockbuster and thrilling atmosphere. Great as background music for film trailers, big action-adventure movies, chase scenes, sci-fi action, and anything requiring high-intensity sound.

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      Dream of Nautilus by Mike Nowa

      Listen to the rhythm of dark blue deep, endless floating of small fishes’ shoals and pacific water gurgling. This melody loop is ideal background for self time and meditation.

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      Nightmare Spiders by Ebunny

      Nightmare Spiders - Atmospheric, dramatic melody, describe dark negative mood, fear and fatality sense. Best for video games, video, or your ears. Instruments: violin section, epic drums, horn, pizzicato strings.

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      Sinister Mystery by Jon Wright

      Menacing classical orchestral track that conveys a dark mood of mystery, tension and fear. Great for mystery, horror, supernatural and dramatic trailers, films and video games.

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      Dark Lights by raspberrysounds

      Cool and exciting royalty-free hip-hop tune inspired by the spirit of urban life. Featuring dark synths, drums, pads, vocal samples, fx, and deep bass that give it a cool, edgy vibe. Best for street vlogs, fashion, extreme sports, lifestyle footage, and many other projects! This song will get your blood pumping!

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      Night Streets by MintWhale

      Deep and hypnotic electronic music, with e-piano chords, airy pads, spacey vocals, and a slow minimal beat. Perfect as background music for documentaries, scientific films about space, abstract visuals or installations, promos, etc.

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      Awkward Mystery by Ionics Music

      A suspenseful orchestral track. The low pizzicato strings and the clock ticking give this music a semi-dark mysterious feeling, while the rest of the instruments color the tune in more comic colors, turning it suitable for whimsical commercials, ads, youtube videos with a wink and animations. This music is like a realization that something is wrong in toy-land and the investigation is starting. Full of fun instrumentation and melodies.

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      London At Night by Dave Brenner

      A dark, spacious electronic track with a funky hook line and pulsing synths. Works well for space travel and themes related to speed, energy, power, technology.

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      Sky High by Ebunny

      Powerful, energetic track in alternative metal style with killer guitars, heavy riffs, and explosive drums. This awesome track describes powerful and reckless energies that fill the body. Perfect for extreme sports videos, action games, adrenalin-pumping adverts, and more.

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      Mysteria by Jon Wright

      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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      Secret Place by Ebunny

      Many situations in a movie or game calls for an atmosphere of apprehension and worry. This experimental rock music creates the right feelings with its dark tones topped with a haunting melody. This background music perfectly reflects dismay and worry feelings, where the hero wanders a maze full of obstacles, traps, and dead ends. It's time to find an exit, but it seems impossible. Where to go? It's scary! You can hear the rustle of rattlesnakes, creaking doors, footsteps echoing through dark tunnels.

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      Scary Lullaby by RMSound

      It is hybrid electronics / orchestral horror theme perfectly suited to create tension, suspense and a dark feel.

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      The Heat by Infraction

      Get ready to be rocked with this royalty free track. This rock music is perfect for any project needing a punchy, sexy, and hot rock music. This track features a classic rock riff, heavy drums, synths, and dubstep bass! It can be used in commercials and movie trailers as well as many other uses requiring driving energy and an edgy feel. Similar to "After Dark" soundtrack.

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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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