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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 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 Combined use as an SE and a song.
G.D.S. Used at random throughout their career.
SA BIR Mostly used from 2008 to 2011.
「神葬」 Mostly used in 2010.
狂骨の鳴り Mostly used from 2011 to 2014.
Unknown 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]".
Unknown Used during TOUR16-17 FROM DEPRESSION TO ________ [mode of Withering to death.]
Unknown 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 before INCONVENIENT IDEAL since 2017.
SE Used during the "The World You Live In" live in March 2020. First officially named SE.


Dir En Grey
DiscographyPromotional Versions
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) PoemsUROBOROS [Remastered & Expanded] (2012)ARCHE (2014)VESTIGE OF SCRATCHES (2018)The Insulated World (2018)
MISSA (1997)six Ugly (2002)THE UNRAVELING (2013)
Singles and Others
業 / 蒼い月 (1997)1997.6.14 目黒鹿鳴館 (1997)1997.6.27 COWBOY WORLD (1997)「楓」~if trans~ (1997)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) (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)
Covers and Features
List of all covered songs on
Features: 葬送絶彩 feat. 京Witch Huntアンプサイ
Other Songs