Download royalty-free metal sound effects. Our sound libraries provide a wealth of sounds captured in the studio or in the field with modern, high-performance equipment. We've been to junkyards, car wrecks, artisanal blacksmith workshops, huge sheds and abandoned industrial warehouses to record a multitude of sounds from metal objects of different sizes and surfaces in as much detail as possible.
We recorded creaks from old rusted metal sheets, squeaks from poorly oiled industrial gates, squeals from deep scratches on hard surfaces with sharp knives, and a whole host of blunt, iron-bladed instruments. We extracted groans from old oxidized metal doors and produced deep, low rumbles by hanging metal plates from the ceiling with large chains that were then dragged and scraped across a concrete floor. We produced a great selection of modulated sounds, from swaying and oscillating. To create unusual textures, we crumpled, tore and shredded many aluminum objects and manipulated many mechanisms and props to get a highly creative material concentrate. We also twisted metal structures and collapsed metal scaffolding.
Our metal sound packs offer materials that you can easily use to bring your projects to life. You'll have access to soft and hard impacts and blows on steel sheets, both thin and thick. So we hit large anvils with small and large hammers, pounded drums with sledgehammers, bent oil drums and fuel tanks with iron rods, and even brutalized cars with crowbars, before lifting them up and dropping them on the ground. We tried to lift them with our arms, but unfortunately our mission was not successful, so we had the ingenious idea to use a crane. After that, we were in a good mood, so we pierced and perforated road signs with projectiles such as bolts, nuts and steel balls to reproduce bullet holes from revolvers, pistols and even assault rifles. In short, you'll get a whole lot of ting, clunk, thud and clang!
But that's not all, we recorded impacts with spacious reverberations in empty warehouses and got great resonances by tapping on empty tanks, storage silos and giant containers. These impressive sounds allowed us to design cinematic drones, experimental ambiences and immersive industrial atmospheres, extremely useful for adding tension and anxiety to the backgrounds of movies, trailers and video games.
By breaking, shattering and crushing metal objects of all sizes, we've built a collection of sound effects that can be adapted to any action scene, such as collapsing bridges or a collision between two freight trains, followed by the derailment of their cars. By adding our explosion sound effects and layers of debris on top of each other, you'll trigger car accidents, airplane crashes, and animate battlefields overflowing with armored personnel carriers and battle tanks. In addition, many sounds have been created for science fiction themes: from a heavy, clunky walking robot slamming its fist into a building, to a space ship being torn apart as it enters the atmosphere, to metallic monsters emitting shrill, piercing screams, all of these elements are perfect for any project.
Recorded and edited in high resolution, these samples are easy to manipulate and transform to create unique and amazing sounds. Like all sound libraries available on our site, our metal sound effects are royalty-free and can be used for commercial or non-commercial purposes.