Wolf Hoffmann states that Accept will continue full steam ahead without bassist Peter Baltes
Following the shock announcement yesterday that bassist Peter Baltes has left Accept, guitarist and remaining band founder Wolf Hoffmann has declared that Accept will keep going “full steam ahead” despite Baltes‘ departure.
The following message was posted on Hoffmann‘s Facebook page earlier today:
“We spent four decades together and went through thick and thin, ups and downs and I remember some incredible moments on stage. There was a blind understanding between us, personally and musically, that is very rare in this business!
Looking back, I will forever cherish the carefree early years, the countless hours we spent writing songs, goofing around or roaming the cities together on tour – just having a good ol’time!
Especially these last 10 years, after the revival of ACCEPT being so much fun and so successful that I thought we would continue forever and sail into the proverbial sunset together – maybe until one of us would drop dead on stage. But I guess I was wrong, it wasn’t meant to be.
To see Peter leave ACCEPT now saddens me immensely but there’s nothing I can do but to wish him well – hoping that this is the right decision for him and that he will find whatever he is looking for …
I will certainly miss my musical brother!
One thing is certain, however :
ACCEPT will continue full steam ahead !!