Accept bassist and founding member Peter Baltes has announced that after forty years with Accept, he is leaving the group. He did not give any reasons for his departure, but a post on the band’s official Facebook page read:
“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.
A statement from the rest of the band members soon afterwards read:
“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 …indeed ACCEPT WILL KEEP IT METAL!”
Accept recently released their new live album, “Symphonic Terror – Live At Wacken 2017,” which saw the band perform at the famous festival with a full piece orchestra.