|“||Let's introduce a familiar song in Salmon Run.
Listening to it, I feel like I have to go to a part-time job, and I'm going to be fidgety.
— Japanese Splatoon Twitter
Deluge Dirge utilises cellos, timpanis and electronic production for a march-like anthem. It is the standard battle music for Salmon Run matches, however Frantic Aspic plays during wildcard rotations and Fishing Frenzy plays during Known Occurrences. It can also be heard in Squid Beatz 2 after hearing it in a Salmon Run match, with a maximum score of 117 and 339 in Normal and Hard modes, respectively.
See also: Deluge Dirge
Remixes and covers
A stripped back version of the track serves as the Tutorial music for Salmon Run.
Deluge refers to a severe flood, referencing both the flooding of the stages in Salmon Run, and also the large waves of Salmonids could be seen as a flood. Dirge is a solemn song or poem, associated with mourning, this could ever refer to the mass defeat of Salmonids in Salmon Run matches, or possibly the Salmonids intend to it as a funeral song for the Grizzco workers.
Names in other languages
- 病膏肓に入る Yamai kōkō ni hairu is an idiom meaning "a disease that metastasized to vital organs" and "hopelessly addicted or enslaved". May also be a phonetic play on the voiceless K and voiced G, as the tutorial theme is the unvoiced or muted version of Deluge Dirge.