As posted on the Accepts Facebook page Longtime bassist Peter Baltes has left Accept but he band says they will carry on
"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. "
"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 ! "
Peter Baltes was member of the German heavy metal group Accept, having played bass guitar on all of their 14 albums, which have sold more than 17 million records around the world. He joined them in 1978 after Dieter Rubach left the band and also made minor contributions as a lead vocalist with Accept on their early albums and on the album Predator of 1996.
Baltes lives in Pennsylvania and is a convert to Protestant Christianity being an active member of the Christian Life Center. He has two sons, Zen and Sebastian
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