On October 31st a mysterious band called "Sukekiyo" opened its website. There were no details on the members or appearances, but two weeks later it was announced that this band would play as opening act for Sugizo's live tour "THRIVE TO REALIZE" at Shibuya AX on December 29th.
Sukekiyo turned out to be the solo project of Dir en Grey's charismatic frontman, Kyo. The band performed three songs on the 29th and released an EP titled "the daemon's cutlery" that costs 1800 Yen and was available at lives. It also consists of members of notable visual groups like 9Goats Black Out, Rentrer en Soi and Kannivalism.