Thumper Punk Records (TPR) today announces that underground Christian punk and hardcore pioneers Handmade Overkill Records has joined as a division of TPR.  After years of producing some of Europe’s best spirit-filled hardcore and punk releases, the operators of Handmade Overkill Records decided to go on hiatus.  Instead, TPR has acquired the remaining Handmade Overkill Records music catalog and inventory, and will be carrying forward in their footsteps.  Immediately available through the TPR webstore for between $2 and $4 per CD (plus shipping from California), are the following releases:

Preacher – Self Titled

Preacher – Mundtot

Rapid Rascals – War On Hell

Rapid Rascals – Rebuild

Suspekt – As Punky As You Are

White Flags Burning – State Of Injustice

Cleophus – Start The Engine (demo EP)

Cleophus – Battle Of The Sinner And The Saint

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Handmade Overkill Records


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