Tentacle to the Metal

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Tentacle to the Metal
Artist Damp Socks feat. Off the Hook
Vocals Rina Itou
Alice Peralta
Pearl (in-game)
Marina (in-game)
Piano Marina
Guitar Vinny Mack
Bass John Goose
Drums Garris
Game Splatoon 3
Heard in
Splatoon 3
Album Splatune 3
Track list no. 14 (Splatune 3 Disc 1)
Genre Pop Rock
BPM 158
Length 2:52
Audio file

Tentacle to the Metal is a song performed by Damp Socks feat. Off the Hook that is featured in Splatoon 3.[1]


The booklet included with Splatune 3 gives the official lyrics for Tentacle to the Metal. The lyrics are nonsensical; the Japanese hiragana and katakana simply give the pronunciation.

Tentacle to the Metal Lyrics (Kana version)


さにばるびきびき ちゅだすてぃ てぃだ
めいすきちゃにうぃちゅ がつてい

せるびろうぃるび ゔぃぎなうぃっちゅで
たいちゃいないじざ ゔぃりばれ

ビジザキャスティン シュマイスティ
ティケラチャイチャイ サディマシェヅ

たいちゃいびじら すぃすとぅだちぇけらしぇ
まいまいびすたぶ ちゃすてぃなちゅばでぃだ

トライ トライ ラケノ
とらい とらい らけの

ヘイヘイ ガルゴ
へいへい かたこ

Ah みじざちゃすでぃず ざいぎゃす ふぁすてぃるび
Ah びりざえんだいん まいでぃ どぅばすどぅ

Tentacle to the Metal Lyrics (Romaji version)


Sanibarubikibiki chudasuti tida
Meisukichaniwichu gatsutei

Serubirowirubi viginawicchude
Taichainaijiza viribare

Bijizakyasutin shumaisuti
Tikerachaichai sadimashedzu

Taichaibijira sisutudachekerashe
Maimaibisutabu chasutinachubadida

Torai torai rakeno
Torai torai rakeno

Heihei garugo
Heihei katako

Ah Mijizachasudizu zaigyasu fasutirubi
Ah Birizaendain maidi dubasudu


Tentacle to the Metal is the second single from Damp Socks feat. Off the Hook, the first being Candy-Coated Rocks.

Other versions

Tentacle to the Metal (Live)

The live version of Tentacle to the Metal performed during the Splatoon 3 Live Concert featuring Deep Cut at Nintendo Live 2024 TOKYO is similar to the Splatune 3 version, though without looping the second time. The outro is also modified, including removal of the final vocal lines.


SRL Musicology here! We locked ourselves in the break room and listened to Damp Socks feat. Off the Hook's new single 100 times. It's called "Tentacle to the Metal," and the driving beat and vocals seem to be inspired by a car chase! Related: we're now banned from the break room.
— @SplatoonNA on Twitter[2]
Introducing the second single from Damp Socks feat. Off the Hook: "Tentacle to the Metal".

Inspired by thrilling car chases, the way the vocals intertwine with the rolling beat make it a great tune to listen to whilst swimming through ink!

— @NintendoEurope on Twitter[3]


The name of the song is a pun on "tentacle" and "pedal to the metal", the latter of which is primarily an idiomatic term for driving at maximum speed, befitting the song's inspiration from car chases. It can also be used figuratively to mean putting in one's maximum effort.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese サイタン・ケーロ
Saitan Kēro
Shortest Route