Peter Baltes

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Peter Baltes
Background information
Born (1958-04-04) April 4, 1958 (age 56)
Solingen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Genres Hard rock, heavy metal
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Bass, vocals, guitar
Years active 1976–present
Labels Nuclear Blast
Associated acts Accept, John Norum, Dokken

Peter Baltes (born April 4, 1958 in Solingen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) is a German hard rock and heavy metal musician. He is a member of the German heavy metal group Accept, which he played as bassist with on 15 albums, selling 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.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Today, Peter lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and runs a house painting business.

Other recording credits[edit]


  • Voted number 1 bass player in Burn Magazine reader's poll of 1985.
  • Voted best bass player in Europe for Metal Hammer magazine in 1985.


  1. ^ a b c "Peter Baltes Personal Information". Metal Storm. Retrieved April 14, 2011. 

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