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Thug Murder were an influential streetpunk all-female band from Japan. [1] [2] [3] Though their songs were written and performed in English, their heavy Japanese accents made the lyrics largely unintelligible. [4] The band was formed in November 1999 and split after two years, in October 2001. Thug Murder toured the US and EU with the Dropkick Murphys in 2001. [5] They're also known for playing with The Boils, The Casualties and The Unseen, among others. Their American debut was released on Dropkick Murphys's Flat Records. [6] [7]


In 2002, Ryoko formed the similarly styled band Last Target and released the song "One Shot, One Kill". [8] "One Shot, One Kill" is distributed by the BENTEN Label.




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