He is an amazing bass player who has always dedicated his skills and talent for the benefit of the band. On the reasons for the success of Accept Baltes says it’s “our dedication to our craft and our work ethic – we really do strive for excellence. When we play on stage we want things perfect. And at the same time trying to achieve the human aspect – that we have fun and play!”
Peter’s music helped forge a new heavy metal musical style during the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s that became part of mainstream popular culture, and which made Accept one of the most historically significant and loved metal bands of the past 30 years.
One of the highlights of an Accept show is the battle between he and guitarist Wolf Hoffmann. “In the old days a bass solo was a little unique, but it was something cool we could offer. We decided now it would be much cooler to have some sort of battle going on – have a little guitar/bass battle, which I win every night (laughs). I’m not very technical. But most things I play come right outta my stomach, my gut and I’m always concerned about the rhythm of things. I see the faces of the people when I play and that’s pretty cool.”
When not playing with Accept, Peter can be heard on Dokken’s “Breaking the Chains” album and on Don Dokken’s solo album “Up From The Ashes”. He also played in the 1984 Monsters of Rock festival world tour, toured with Van Halen, AC/DC, Judas Priest, Ozzy Ozbourne, Ted Nugent, Elton John, KISS, Cheap Trick, ZZ Top, and many, many more. Peter currently lives in Nashville with his wife and two sons. Besides working in Music Production for Radio & TV he continues to compose and perform regularly.