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An SE ("sound effect") is a short instrumental track that is usually played as an intro before the start of a concert. Dir En Grey have made use of SEs since the very beginning of their career. They can be found on almost all setlists and change from time to time. Sometimes, officially released songs are used as SEs, such as G.D.S. However, the SEs have no known titles most of the time. A list can be found below.

Title Notes
Into the Night Used by 月蝕. Originally by Julee Cruise.
La Mu Used by La:Sadie's. Originally by Hideaki Tokunaga.
SE / New SE / NEW SE / 新規SE Used as a generic title on various tours.
Unknown Pipe organ SE, used in 1997 and 1998.
Ende Neu (Panacea Mix) Used in 1998. Originally by Einstürzende Neubauten.
GAUZE -mode of adam- Mostly used in 1999.
"The Type of Deity" Used in 2000 during the tour with the same name.
Might be an invented name by a magazine.
Deity Used in 2000 and 2001. Combined use as an SE and a song.
Used together in 2002.
「神葬」was used again in 2010.
G.D.S. Mostly used in 2002 and 2003, as well as 2005 and 2006.
君が代 (Kimi ga yo) A version of the Japanese anthem, made by Kaoru,
was used in 2005 and again in 2010 (and possibly other years).
SA BIR Mostly used from 2007 to 2011.
The long version was used on May 26, 2010, January 22, 2012 and February 6, 2016.
狂骨の鳴り Mostly used from 2011 to 2014.
A longer version titled 狂骨の鳴り(03:10ver) was used for DUM SPIRO SPERO AT NIPPON BUDOKAN.
AMON (Symphonic Ver.) Used in 2011.
and Zero Used in 2013, titled "NEW SE".
A longer version was used from 2014 to 2015.
鱗 (Crossover Ver.) Used in 2016.
SE Used during "TOUR16-17 FROM DEPRESSION TO ________ [mode of THE MARROW OF A BONE]".
Unknown Used during "TOUR16-17 FROM DEPRESSION TO ________ [mode of DUM SPIRO SPERO]".
New(kigan) Used during "TOUR16-17 FROM DEPRESSION TO ________ [mode of 鬼葬]".
New SE 01 Used during "TOUR16-17 FROM DEPRESSION TO ________ [mode of VULGAR]".
Unknown Used during "TOUR16-17 FROM DEPRESSION TO ________ [mode of UROBOROS]".
New A Used during TOUR16-17 FROM DEPRESSION TO ________ [mode of Withering to death.]
New Samples Dies irae, used during TOUR16-17 FROM DEPRESSION TO ________ [mode of MACABRE.]
INCONVENIENT IDEAL SE Combination of a choir intro and the first verse of the unplugged version of INCONVENIENT IDEAL.
Used once in 2012, and since 2017 before INCONVENIENT IDEAL.
SE Used during the "The World You Live In" live in March 2020.
First SE included on a release's tracklist.


  • The intros of songs such as NEW AGE CULTURE are also sometimes called SE in their respective band scores.


Release Title Release Date Song Title Notes
落ちた事のある空 2020.10.30 SE Filmed on March 28, 2020 at KT Zepp Yokohama.


Dir En Grey – DiscographyPromotional Versions
Albums GAUZE (1999) PoemsMACABRE (2000) Poems鬼葬 (2002)VULGAR (2003)Withering to death. (2005)THE MARROW OF A BONE (2007) Liner NotesUROBOROS (2008) PoemsDUM SPIRO SPERO (2011) PoemsARCHE (2014)The Insulated World (2018)PHALARIS (2022)

UROBOROS [Remastered & Expanded] (2012)VESTIGE OF SCRATCHES (2018)

Mini-Albums MISSA (1997)six Ugly (2002)THE UNRAVELING (2013)
Singles JEALOUS (1998)-I'll- (1998)脈 (2000)【KR】cube (2000)太陽の碧 (2000)ain't afraid to die (2001)embryo (2001)かすみ (2003)朔-saku- (2004)GLASS SKIN (2008)激しさと、この胸の中で絡み付いた灼熱の闇 (2009)LOTUS (2011)DIFFERENT SENSE (2011)輪郭 (2012)SUSTAIN THE UNTRUTH (2014)人間を被る (2018)The World of Mercy (2019)落ちた事のある空 (2020)朧 (2021)
Cassette Tapes 業 / 蒼い月 (1997)1997.6.14 目黒鹿鳴館 (1997)1997.6.27 COWBOY WORLD (1997)
VHS 「楓」~if trans~ (1997)「楓」~if trans~ TOUR 1998 Mechanism For Leave-the scene of the tragedy- (1998)「楓」~if trans~ Mechanism For Leave-UnknownDespaira Lost- ~裁きの血舞台~ (1998)妄想統覚劇 (1998)妄想格外劇 (1998)
Other Releases (2011)
List of all covered songs on
Features 葬送絶彩 feat. 京Witch Huntアンプサイ
Other Songs INWARD SCREAMSE新曲2藍紫色刹那