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

heavy metal workout II instrumental death metal workout music

Heavy Metal Workout II

  • 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

Heavy Metal Workout

  • 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 Presence single - instrumental metal Christmas music

Christmas Presence (single)

  • 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

Apocalyptic Dreams

  • 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


Heavy Metal Workout

Workout/training video or ad

Mass Season

Heavy Metal Workout

Workout/training video or ad

Attack of Quadzilla

Heavy Metal Workout II

Bodybuilding or supplement ad

Death Lift

Heavy Metal Workout II

Strongman or powerlifting brand ad

Maxed Out

Heavy Metal Workout

Gym promotion

Skull Crusher

Heavy Metal Workout

Fitness event promotion

Music for Movie Soundtracks and Film



Scene Type


Heavy Metal Workout

Driving scenes or between plots


Apocalyptic Dreams

Intros and outros

The Healing

Apocalyptic Dreams

Melodramatic scenes

End of Days

Apocalyptic Dreams

Uplifting and ‘come back’ scenes

Fire and Ice

Apocalyptic Dreams

Scenes with contrast and endings

Apocalyptic Dreams

Apocalyptic Dreams

Dark and chilling scenes

F’n’ Brutal

Heavy Metal Workout II

High speed chase scenes

Pushing and Pulling

Heavy Metal Workout

Scenes where building up is needed

Christmas Presence

Christmas Presence

Dark or melodramatic holiday scenes and films

Music for Commercials and Promotions



Promotion Type

Maxed Out

Heavy Metal Workout

Sports line (clothing, equipment, etc)

Beast Mode

Heavy Metal Workout II

Fast car commercial

Hour of  Power

Heavy Metal Workout

Truck or off-roading commercial

The Epicist

Apocalyptic Dreams

Food and beverage commercial

As Iron Sharpens Iron

Apocalyptic Dreams

Brands promoting self help and success

I Must Break You

Heavy Metal Workout II

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

Christmas Presence

Christmas Presence

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

Jason is a hard rock and heavy metal recording artist, songwriter, and published author. Primarily a guitarist, he's known for his melodic style and positivity. He also enjoys helping other guitarists and musicians excel. When he's not writing music or filming YouTube videos, he's helping others build muscle and get in shape on

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