Instrumental Metal Music and Songs for Your Videos and Advertisements

By Jason Stallworth

October 22, 2017

One of the most difficult genres of music to find for videos and advertisements is quality instrumental metal music.

There's some awesome instrumental metal out there. But most of it doesn't work well for promotions; it's either too busy-sounding, or it lacks those emotionally captivating hooks. 

That's ok because I have some solutions for you. In fact, I have almost 40 songs that may fit perfectly with your videos or promotions!

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For commercial use, all of these songs are registered through ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers). 

Instrumental Metal Music for Your Videos and Promotions

I'm going to this down into the types of videos and ads you may be doing, and I'll match songs that will fit your needs.

You can also use the 'Quick Navigation above' to quickly find what you're looking for. 

Also, the music I'm sharing with you is available on all major digital publishing platforms. I will provide links to the 3 most common ones for each song/album: iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify.

Fast Aggressive Instrumental Metal

  • Thrash metal meets death metal instrumentals
  • Aggressive style
  • Fast and driving tempos
  • Similar to: Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Slayer, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy

Best For...

  • Extreme workout videos and ads
  • Ads and promotions that call for intensified music
  • High impact, fast-paced video games
  • 'On the edge' style promotions
  • Scenes where you need to shock your audience

Heavy Metal Workout II is a sequel in a series of albums (I guess the 'II' kinda gives that away!). This albums has upbeat tempos and very aggressive. It's more of thrash metal / death metal style, but without vocals, of course.

My intent was to create instrumental metal music that would fuel my fans for intense workouts. I also welcome people to use this album for their workout videos, and any video or ads that require driving heavy metal music in the background.

I could clearly see these songs in movie soundtracks and commercials that need to push it to the edge and grab the attention of their audience.

Heavy Metal Instrumental

  • Classic heavy metal instrumentals
  • Chunky guitar riffs
  • Upbeat and motivating tempos
  • Similar to: Metallica, Megadeth, Sabaton, Nightwish, Helloween

Best For...

  • Perfect for any brand that needs to be bold and stand out among the rest
  • Promotions and ads that call for a heavy, but steady tempo
  • Great background music for sports advertisements
  • Workout videos and fitness brands

Heavy Metal Workout is the world's first genuine heavy metal instrumental workout album. It was created specifically for that purpose and is in workout playlists across the globe.

This album has more of a classic, true heavy metal feel to it with a lot of chunky rhythms guitars and melodic guitar solos.

Christmas Holiday Rock Instrumental

  • Christmas and holiday instrumental rock
  • Nice mix of hard rock and ambient tones
  • Similar to: Trans Siberian Orchestra, Dokken, Whitesnake, Scorpions

Best For...

  • Holiday ads and promotions that need that edge
  • Promotions for products and events that demand attention
  • Background music for Christmas videos or ads

Christmas Presence was released between the Heavy Metal Workout series of albums. Unlike most Christmas songs, Christmas Presence is an original composition.

You'll find hints of carols within but it's not a cover or a rendition. This would be the perfect track to put in the background to an advertisement or video that's presenting something authentic and unique.

Classic Metal Instrumental

  • Hard rock meets classic heavy metal instrumentals
  • Melodic with multiple hooks in every song
  • Sounds like: Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Joe Satriani, Metallica, Dream Theater

Best for...

  • Movie and film soundtracks, especially when in motion between scenes
  • Eye-popping, attention grabbing promotions
  • Videos that call for hooks and melodies, with a little added edge

Apocalyptic Dreams was the beginning of my instrumental metal music journey, and my first official release. It has an 80's metal style feel to it but also has plenty of rock vibes and there's even some ambiance hidden in there as well.

There's a good mix of metal riffs and guitar solos. It's almost like some dudes from Metallica and Judas Priest connected with Joe Satriani...that type of vibe. 

Songs for Specific Videos and Promotions

Let's break this down even further. Below, I'm going to give you some individual songs that will fit specific scenarios for your videos or ads. 

You'll find the song, album, and type of promotion it fits best with. 

*The links below will go to the songs album on iTunes (they are of course available of all other major platforms)

Music for Workout and Fitness Brands



Promotion Type

Workout/training video or ad

Workout/training video or ad

Bodybuilding or supplement ad

Strongman or powerlifting brand ad

Gym promotion

Fitness event promotion

Music for Movie Soundtracks and Film



Scene Type

Driving scenes or between plots

Intros and outros

Melodramatic scenes

Uplifting and 'come back' scenes

Scenes with contrast and endings

Dark and chilling scenes

High speed chase scenes

Scenes where building up is needed

Dark or melodramatic holiday scenes and films

Music for Commercials and Promotions



Promotion Type

Sports line (clothing, equipment, etc)

Fast car commercial

Truck or off-roading commercial

Food and beverage commercial

Brands promoting self help and success

Any promotion or ad that needs to be bold and stand out

Holiday promotions

About My Metal Music

You can expect an emotional impact using my music with your videos or promotions. Whether you're looking to captivate your audience with surprise, pump them up, or take them to that special place where metal music lovers thrive. 

The riffs are catchy and every has it's special hooks. And even though it's guitar drive and there are plenty of solos, there are enough places in each song where the music is driving without being filled with solos every second. 

Since I have expanded my music to include vocals (a mix of thrash metal meets melodic death metal). But I will still continue to include some instrumental tracks on my albums.  

I hope you enjoy my music and find that it fits your needs. If you have questions or comments, feel free to reach out to my directly: Email Jason

Keep it Metal,


Jason Stallworth

About the author

Melodic death metal with a side of thrash is what my music is all about. My goal is to deliver quality metal music you!

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