In a message from the bands’ Facebook account last night, bassist of Peter Baltes has quit Accept. He was positive and thankful in his message, but the sudden departure was a surprise for sure. The band followed up sharing a message from leader Wolf Hoffmann with a message a short time later thanking Peter, and expressing sadness that he had left the band he helped found fifty years ago. The heavy metal band has enjoyed a resurgence in the last decade and Peter was a part of that success. The band recently released their excellent symphonic album, Accept: Symphonic Terror At Wacken 2017, via Nuclear Blast Records.