Bassist Peter Baltes leaves Accept after being in the band since 1976

Bassist Peter Baltes leaves Accept after being in the band since 1976

Very big news in the Accept camp as long-time bassist Peter Baltes has announced his departure from the band leaving guitarist Wolf Hoffmann as the lone member left in the group from the 1976 era. Baltes did not disclose any reasons for his departure from the German heavy metal band.

The following message was posted on Accept‘s Facebook page about one hour ago as well as Baltes‘ Facebook page:

“To all Accept fans:
I hereby like to announce my departure as Bassplayer from ACCEPT.
I have been with the band from the very beginning. Many of you have been there as well.
I like to thank you all for the great years we shared together.
Keep it Metal.

Accept were quick to respond minutes later with the following message on Facebook (with slight edit):

“We are all heart broken ! Peter needed a change in his life and we wish him all the best. He will always be part of the ACCEPT Family and to honor his tribute to music history, we should all wish him well. Gaby, Wolf, Mark, Uwe & Christopher …in deed ACCEPT WILL KEEP IT METAL !”

Wikipedia states that Baltes was in Accept from 1976 and for the following periods: 1976–1989, 1992–1997, 2005 and 2009–2018. Baltes played on all Accept records, which includes 15 studio albums and six live records.

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