Deluge Dirge

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Deluge Dirge
S2 Band Omega-3 Artwork.jpg
Performer ω-3
Album Splatune 2
Game Splatoon 2
Splatoon 3
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Heard in Splatoon 2 Standard Salmon Run matches
Squid Beatz 2
Composer Ryo Nagamatsu
The cellist (in-game)
Cello Seigen Tokuzawa
The cellist (in-game)
Timpani The timpani player
Length 2:58
BPM 142
Genre Electronic
Key signature D Minor
Time signature 7/8
Track list no. 32 (Squid Beatz 2)
28 (Splatune 2)
Audio file
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[1]

Deluge Dirge is a song performed by ω-3.


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

This is also the version used in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It is an unlockable track and has a chance of playing on Moray Towers, and can also be heard in the Sounds section in the Vault menu.

Remixes and covers

Salmon Run tutorial music

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 refer to the mass defeat of Salmonids in Salmon Run matches.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 囂々
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 膏肓
Vital organs[a]

Translation notes

  1. 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.