“To all ACCEPT fans: I hereby like to announce my departure as bass player 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.”
His old friend and another founding member of the band, Wolf Hoffmann has also posted his statement on his official Facebook page:
“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 !!
“And there are days that you start them with some shocking and sad news… ” Chief Editor of Metal Shock Finland, Mohsen “Stargazer” Fayazi stated, “But I know Wolf Hoffmann and his passion for Metal. He’ll do it full steam ahead! Wishing him, Peter, all other band members and of course Gaby, the best of luck and success!”
The band has recently released a live album, “Symphonic Terror – Live At Wacken 2017” on November 23rd, 2018 via Nuclear Blast. This album is a unique one, features a unique ACCEPT show, shot on August 3, 2017 at the Heavy Metal Mecca,Wacken Open Air 2017, where the band played the biggest and most extraordinary show of its career in front of 80,000, on top of thousands more fans watching via a live stream.