Former ACCEPT Bassist Launches Christian Project 4 INCH NAILS
Former ACCEPT bassist Peter Baltes has joined forces with friend Tim Laidlaw to form a new Christian-themed project called 4 INCH NAILS. The band's first track, "How Do You Write A Song?", is available for streaming on the 4 INCH NAILS MySpace page. Baltes says, "We are very excited about this new band and working very hard on getting the album done right." He adds, "If you are a metalhead, do not go there, it could be dangerous to your health."
Baltes is currently collaborating with former ANTHRAX guitarist Dan Spitz on a new album which will see the light of day in 2009. Matt Thompson from KING DIAMOND did some drum overdubs on the CD and will be the touring drummer for the project, which features Spitz on guitar and lead vocals.
ACCEPT in 2005 completed a 25th anniversary tour with a touring lineup of original members Udo Dirkschneider (vocals), Wolf Hoffmann and Herman Frank (both on guitar) and Peter Baltes (bass), along with drummer Stefan Schwarzmann.
Fan-filmed video footage from ACCEPT's 2005 tour can be viewed below.
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