Two dynamic German forces have merged to co-headline a North American “Teutonic Terror Attack” in the most high-powered touring bill of 2012: KREATOR and ACCEPT.

Opening the 23-show trek through the U.S. and Canada will be Finland’s SWALLOW THE SUN.

“Teutonic Terror Attack 2012” tour dates:

Sep. 05 – Howard Theater – Washington, D.C.
Sep. 06 – The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
Sep. 07 – Best Buy Theater – New York, NY
Sep. 08 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Sep. 10 – Metropolis – Montreal, QC – CANADA
Sep. 11 – Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
Sep. 12 – Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON – CANADA
Sep. 14 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
Sep. 15 – Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL
Sep. 16 – The Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO
Sep. 18 – Gothic Theater – Englewood, CO
Sep. 19 – The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
Sep. 21 – Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA
Sep. 22 – Showbox at the Market – Seattle, WA
Sep. 23 – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
Sep. 25 – The Grand Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
Sep. 26 – The Avalon – Hollywood, CA
Sep. 27 – The Grove – Anaheim, CA
Sep. 28 – Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
Sep. 30 – Emo’s East – Austin, TX
Oct. 01 – Trees – Dallas, TX
Oct. 02 – House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA
Oct. 04 – Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC

Exclusive internet pre-sale tickets are available online at through May 26; afterwards, tickets will be on sale through all normal ticketing outlets.

KREATOR’s new album, will be released on June 1 in Europe and June 5 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with renowned producer Jens Bogren (OPETH, KATATONIA, SOILWORK, DEVIN TOWNSEND, AMON AMARTH).

The cover artwork for the standard edition of “Phantom Antichrist” was created by Wes Benscoter (SLAYER, DIO, BLACK SABBATH).

ACCEPT’s new album, “Stalingrad”, sold around 5,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 81 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s previous CD, “Blood Of The Nations”, opened with around 2,900 units back in September 2010 to land at No. 187.

“Stalingrad” was released on April 6 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was once again helmed by British producer Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, EXODUS, NEVERMORE, ARCH ENEMY), who worked on the band’s critically acclaimed comeback effort, “Blood Of The Nations”.