Royalty free Thriller music

  • An aggressive and powerful metal trailer track with distorted guitar riffs, pumping bass,synth sounds and cinematic effects. Ideal choice for movie trailers, racing videos, advertisements, sport projects, gaming videos, video game commercials and much more. This track is full of rage and energy!

    Menacing, threatening, and tense hip-hop/trap background music, that will give a scary and dangerous atmosphere to your project. The excellent brass section and low bass make more power in this track. This amazing action track is perfect for dangerous extreme sports videos, fast-paced slideshow and animations, contemporary thriller dynamic final credits, crime and violence scenes and much more.

    Dark, suspenseful and anxious hip-hop track with piano-led, digital sounds, imitating heavy steps or ringing of coins in the pocket. Perfect background for a crime story, murder mysteries, thrillers, spy dramas, action thrillers, etc.

    This is a scary and suspenseful track, full of horror and fear. Great for horror and tension films, danger and dark moods.Also perfect for strange and furious scenes, thriller and nightmares backgrounds and more.

    This is an alternative rock track with electronic elements in the vein of Linkin Parks' Hybrid Theory. The brooding, ominous tone is great for invoking that era of music.

    Dramatic modern classical track with a high-tech sound. Featuring electronic plucks, synths, gated pads, violins, piano, and drums. Great for showcasing the important business process, inner-work operations or behind-the-scenes action. Also suitable as background music that creates anxiety and an atmosphere of serious engagement, e.g.natural disaster news report.

    "The Contamination" is a dark, hypnotic, and suspenseful track. It features cinematic tense atmosphere, strings, repeating synth and pulsing bass line. This track would be nice for thriller and horror stories, paranormal activities, creeping snakes images, poisoned environment, overuse of resources, air pollution, or crime scenes.

    This dramatic cinematic track is ideal to create an anguishing mood evoking mystery, suspense and intrigue. Featuring flowing arpeggiator acoustic piano, and orchestral strings. Perfect for thriller film soundtrack, real crime murder story, somber documentary, haunted house adventure, etc.

    This is an electronic track with atmospheric piano pads. Perfect for cinematic video projects, psychological thrillers, ominous scenes, haunting movies, scary moments, emotional tension, etc.

    Experimental ambient electronic music, with robotic sound. Great for science fiction documentaries with futuristic plots. Suitable for themes related to new technology, digital world, industrial power, spaceships, aliens, astronauts, and cosmos. Also, good to create a tension and an atmosphere of suspense in films and video games.

    This is sad, tragic and sorrowful music with dramatic and sentimental mood. This gentle and melancholic royalty free track can perfectly fit for dramatic and tragic videos, sad stories, rainy days, love storytellings, irreplaceable loss videos, mourning and suffering emotions videos, spiritual and soulful videos and more.

    Suspenseful and creepy track featuring piano, bells, and percussion. Perfect for Halloween videos, thriller movies, and horror video games.

    Suspenseful dramatical music. Waiting for the coming of an important and terrible event. The best choice for scoring scenes in the genre of the detective, thriller, adventure.

    A very rhythmic and mysterious loop inspired by the beautiful sounds of the African Kora. There's a constant state of tension underneath a beautiful arpeggiated melody. Great for travel and cultural documentary.

    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 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.

    Eerie and ominous hybrid-orchestral epic trailer written in Hollywood blockbuster style. Intense, powerful, and strong, this soundtrack perfect for war action, thriller, video game developers, horror score, exciting intro, battle scenes, or other high-impact projects.

    This is a scary and suspenseful track, full of horror and fear. Great for horror and tension films, danger and dark moods.Also perfect for strange and furious scenes, maniac, thriller and nightmares backgrounds and much more.

    This modern music written in Thomas Newman style has a fantastic atmosphere. Perfect for the scientific project, smart innovation, investigation, and more. Also well suited for medical projects, and new technology, as well as for art installations, or eco-technology solutions.

    This is a moving and gentle contemporary drama music that builds from a tender and emotive beginning to a grand and passionate climax. Ideal for cinematic video projects, medical film, determination, state between life and death, strength and tenderness.

    This is a suspenseful and anxious ambient thriller piano music, full of drama and tension. Ideal for mystery scenes, crime series CSI style, detective shows, medical dramas, etc.

    A mysterious, strange and spooky music box featured track. Perfect for horror films and mysterious thrillers, paranormal activity, ghosts, Halloween background music, and any project needing a haunting feel.

    This a dark electronic music with the sound of drums, electronic bass, piano, rhythmic percussion, and atmospheric synths. Suitable for dramatic videos, hi-tech and science projects, investigation research, nervous, tense moments, carrying out responsibilities, checking work, proof-reading, etc.

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

    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.

    Mysterious and menacing thriller music with an uneasy, almost creepy vibe. Suitable for crime documentary, CSI investigation, suspicious scenes, creepy horror stories, mysteries and thrillers. Featuring mallet instruments, percussions and synthesizers.

    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.

    Excellent electronic synths, low bass and energy drums make power in this track. This amazing track is perfect for workout videos, slideshows and animations, sport video, urban videos and much more.

    Dramatic, scary and creepy cinematic orchestral music. A haunting harpsichord, church organ and a full orchestra build to a pulsing horror filled climax. A contemporary twist on Hollywood horror movie themes, composed for use in movies, trailers, games and advertising. Tubular Bells meets Brian Tyler.

    Classy and sensual intriguing smooth jazz track with a lead saxophone theme, sophisticated atmosphere and seductions sound. Perfectly suited to an erotic thriller similar to Basic Instinct, Fatal Attraction or Silence Of The Lambs. Ideal for a crime drama, docudrama, suspense, anxiety, innocently provocative characters, alluring mystery and more.

    Strange suspense is a dark and scary track, full of danger and tension. Great for horror and suspense films, spy and crime videos. Also perfect for mysterious and fear scenes, thrillers and much more. Moods: confused, crazy, dangerous, evil, foreboding, freaky, haunting, psycho, destructive, nightmare, chaotic, dissonant, mad. Instruments: synth keys, contrabass, sfx, synth pads, piano

    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.

    This is a scary and suspenseful track, full of nightmare fear. Great for horror and tension films. Also perfect for strange and furious scenes, blood murder thriller, nightmares, dangerous dark backgrounds and much more.

    An emotional and dramatic piano piece, full of dark apathy and sadness. Imagine staying in a deep underwater, it's dark and calm there, cold sunny rays seep through the thickness of the water, and you are drowning in your emotions. Ideal background music for indie games, various cinematic uses, memorial video, space themes, thriller scenes, and more.

    Dark and slightly melancholic music with suspense elements. Featuring industrial cinematic drums, and ambient guitars. Suitable for movies, documentaries and current events videos.

    This is dark and suspenseful piano music, full of tension and mystery. 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.

    Epic, haunting, hybrid percussive music with electronic motives, and powerful synth bass. A strong mechanical, industrial, futuristic feel. Ideal for videos related to progress, technology, chase, crime scenes, strange land, alien invasion, extreme parkour and freerunning videos, camera epic wtf moments, acro gymnast workout, action thriller or anything edgy.

    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.

    Cinematic, dramatic and climactic hybrid orchestral cue. With pulsating beats, synths and percussion. A sense of tension slowly builds to a huge uplifting crescendo.

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

    Creepy cinematic track is perfect for horror, thriller, halloween, action movies, trailers and so on.

    Decisive, menacing action-packed theme ideal for creating intense buildups or introductions for a crime scene, or Halloween project. Perfect for battle scenes on the verge of life and death, horror movies, theatrical performance on Halloween night, thriller soundtrack, etc.

    It is a terrible track that creates an intense atmosphere of fear and keeps in constant tension. Perfect soundtrack for mystery games, suspense movies, horror and thriller. Great for Halloween or projects needing dark and thrilling atmosphere.

    A creepy, dark drone featuring piano chords, female synth voice and a breathy flute. Brings the mystery feeling to your project.

    This is profound and heartfelt ambient music with sensitive piano, touching electric guitar, and strings featured. This beautiful and truly soulful track can perfectly fit as background for any social drama, human relationships, love stories, deep space views, drone videos, wedding and romantic videos, cinematic and heartwarming stories or other lovely and sincere multimedia projects.

    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.

    Enigmatic and contradictory ambient instrumental track with the complex sound of synth pads, harp, flute, piano, strings, and sound fx. Great for suspense scenes, long term thinking, waiting time, puzzle games, thriller films, CSI investigation, a documentary about unsolved mystery or secrets`.

    A sinister and dark orchestra theme. Great for video game, horror and scary films, nightmares and furious scenes, psychological thrillers, or Halloween.

    Dark Fate Is a big and heroic theme and a great epic dramatic action track that will support your trailer video, wars scenes, and high tempo adventures! Perfect for swords, shields, castles, dungeons, and knights!

    Ethnic cinematic music with modern elements. Ideally for your project!

    Dramatic, aggressive soundtrack with fast paced cello rhythmics as the main feature and hybrid drums. Suitable as background music for chase thriller scenes, sudden attack in war games, fighting action, and more. Ideal to provide tension and add some stress in your project.

    "Fighting The Virus" is an atmospheric electronic track in the tension mood. It features ambient synths and bouncy percussions. This track would be nice for stories about the viruses, biohazard, medical research.

    This is an atmospheric abstract ambient music, full of suspense and tension. Great for sci-fi cinematic film trailers, deep and strange scenes, emotional and sad scenes, mysterious subjects, haunting thriller underscore, investigation films and more.

    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.

    A creepy and dark ambient music featuring dissonant sound noises over a dark scary drone. Perfect to enhance mystery and intrigue in a horror film or storylines about paranormal effects, endless labyrinth, psycho, crime suspense, ghost hunting, etc.

    This dark and anxious lo-fi hip hop track describes a stressed atmosphere in narrative and authentic way. The melody has somewhat of a dark overtone but very cool at the same time. Suitable for crime fiction, espionage thriller movies, dark empty streets, drug dealers, GTA style video games, suspense and intrigue plots, big robbery plan, security code, cyber attack,

    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.

    This is a reflective and slightly mysterious piano music, full of sadness and regret. Bittersweet, tender, and poignant. Evokes a feeling of deep loss, disillusioned love, sad farewells. Suitable for religious services, funeral, and memorial videos.

    An action packed, energetic and high octane cinematic orchestral track with driving percussion for maximum impact. Great for trailers, horror, chases, fights and action scenes.

    Dark mix with a great sense of danger and foreboding. Imminent confrontation, conflict, preparing for a battle. Perfect for action films, dramatic scenes with urban themes, espionage, action thriller.

    Futuristic 80s-style retro electronic music in modern sound. Analog sound in the atmosphere of the 80s, with an epic, cinematic, nostalgic and futuristic feel. 4 versions included.

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Thriller is a genre more common within the world of movies, tv and literature than music, but as with all popular art, the sound that accompanies the vision has become known as a particular type. Within thriller stories, the mood created is one of suspense, drama, anticipation and climax, and as such, the soundtrack to this is intended to evoke all of those feelings.

The early master of thriller movies was Alfred Hitchcock, and scores to his films Vertigo and Psycho by Bernard Hermann were early classics of the genre. And so Hermann became the master of thriller movie music, going on to compose the theme for Taxi Driver and the soundtrack for Citizen Kane. Throughout these, there are similar patterns but equally different variants, with strings creating an epic classical sound at times, whilst at others the music is laid-back jazz, that overall provide the same contrasting effects as the movies; beautiful and inviting, whilst eerie and unsettling.

Another composer whose music has expertly scored thriller movies is Ennio Morricone. His main instruments of piano and trumpet have delivered the rise and fall that epitomises the genre in a variety of experimental ways. This ranges from creepy horror themes like The Thing, to dramatic westerns like Once Upon A Time In The West, showing that like the thriller genre itself, the music can be widely defined, taking in opera to country and much in between, and can vary from sweeping upbeat blasts to quietly threatening noises. The one thing that ties the songs together is the pacing to match the plot twists and extreme emotions in the stories, that encompass dark rhythmic crawls on the one hand, and vibrant seductive flourishes on the other.

Outside of soundtracks, thriller music has influenced standalone songs in popular culture. This is evident in the builds and drops that bring an emotional journey to electronic dance music, in the jazz and classical sounds from which thriller originated, and even outside of its instrumental leanings, in pop and rock artists incorporating the techniques and the instrumentation that bring a cinematic soundscape. Plus, of course, it may be no coincidence that one of the most successful albums and songs of all time, by Michael Jackson, is called Thriller.

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