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KORN Will ‘Get Together’ With FIELDY To See ‘How He’s Doing’ And ‘Where His Head Is At’

KORN guitarist Brian “Head” Welch spoke to Kerrang! Radio in regards to the present standing of the band’s bassist, Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu. Fieldy introduced in June 2021 that he would sit out KORN‘s ongoing tour with a purpose to “heal” after “falling again” on a few of his “dangerous habits.”

Welch stated about Fieldy (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “We have been involved with him. I simply e-mailed him the opposite day. So we’re gonna get collectively and discuss to him, see how he is doing, see the place his head is at, after this tour. Me and Munk [guitarist James ‘Munky’ Shaffer] have been simply speaking about it. We love him, we have been in communication with him, and we’ll see.”

Earlier within the month, KORN drummer Ray Luzier instructed Germany’s MoreCore that Fieldy is “doing good. He is our brother. We love him. We help him 110 p.c,” he stated. “Bands are like marriages. Typically it’s good to step away somewhat bit to take a look at the image and see what is going on on along with your particular person life, and I feel that is the place we’re all at now with Reggie. He is such a fantastic dude and he is one among my greatest buds, so we help him in every part he does. Nobody has a crystal ball — I do not know what’s gonna occur sooner or later — however we positively miss him out right here.”

In keeping with Luzier, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES bassist Roberto “Ra” Díaz, who’s filling in for Fieldy, is “doing a fantastic job. He is doing a hell of a job. However there is a sound about Fieldy that isKORN,” he stated. “There’s that signature factor that not many bass gamers can say that. Simply that sound — you pop a KORN album on, and also you’re, like, ‘Woah.’ That bass, you’re taking that out and it would not sound regular, as a result of Munky and Head [Brian Welch] do not sound regular, and neither does Jon [singer Jonathan Davis]. However that bass, man, it is simply main plenty of these older data.”

This previous February, Welch instructed Highlight Report that Fieldy was “simply taking somewhat time to be together with his household. He is a good dad,” Welch stated. “He has so many youngsters. He has grownup youngsters, youngsters and younger youngsters. He’s simply taking time, and we’re giving him the time. We would like everybody to be wholesome and glad.

“I suppose we’ll go and tour this file,” Head continued, referencing KORN‘s lately launched album “Requiem”. “I do not know much more aside from that. We love him very a lot and we hope to speak with him through the yr at some stage, to see the place everyone seems to be at.”

Welch beforehand addressed Fieldy‘s place in KORN throughout a November 2021 interview with U.Ok.’s Kerrang! journal. On the time, he said: “The perfect factor to do is keep at house, be with your loved ones, and begin processing. He is acquired to seek out that therapeutic. I nonetheless battle with it. I had a number of slip-ups with my ‘dangerous habits’ three to 4 years in the past, so I perceive it, however I handled it by hitting it head-on and stopping it from changing into an issue. I am not involved as a result of I do know he will be okay.”

Davis expressed a extra nervous outlook on Fieldy‘s predicament, saying: “I really like him; he is my brother. However I watched any person I care about die and I am not going to fucking try this once more. I refuse to. I’ll really feel guilt for the remainder of my fucking life due to that. I attempted my hardest however maybe if I might been somewhat bit harder there’d have been a unique consequence. I pray that he can determine it out and get higher and are available again and be an enormous a part of this band once more.”

Even though he’s not becoming a member of his KORN bandmates on their present tour, Fieldy did play on “Requiem”.

Earlier in November, Shaffer instructed “Loudwire Nights” host Toni Gonzalez about Fieldy: “Proper now he is simply taking a while to kinda determine what makes him glad and determine his happiness and what he desires to do together with his life, I suppose is one of the simplest ways to place it. And ensure his psychological well being is at its greatest, as a result of in case your psychological well being is not good, otherwise you’re not clear, you are gonna make dangerous selections.

“I make an instance,” he continued. “I had my very own challenges by the years, and when you get readability, your life turns into loads simpler to handle. We’re simply giving him time to, like, no strain, simply determine what you need to do as a result of we are able to nonetheless work and we are able to nonetheless exit and tour. However we miss him. We love the man, and we would like him to only be wholesome.”

Relating to how KORN ended up recruiting Díaz to fill in for Fieldy, Welch instructed 97.9 GRD: “Properly, there’s COVID and every part, so once we began speaking about it, it was a factor the place we wished to watch out nonetheless and whatnot. So we simply began brainstorming and hitting up buddies and whatnot. We want the slap — we’d like the slap bass, we’d like the finger enjoying, we’d like somebody, ‘trigger Fieldy is exclusive — very distinctive. So it simply type of occurred that manner, man, the place Ra, he was open as a result of SUICIDAL [was] not going out [on tour] till [the following] yr. So it simply labored out, man. He got here down, we jammed. He is a very humble man, and simply very gifted. He can play something — from jazz to slap to something. He performed all of the songs with, like, three errors out of 10 songs or one thing — little errors. I imply, not even errors — it was simply, like, ‘I believed I heard it that manner.’ They weren’t even errors. So we have been, like, ‘Okay. You bought it down.'”

A yr in the past, Fieldy broke the information of his absence from KORN‘s summer time trek, writing in a social media replace: “To all KORN followers worldwide. The previous 6 years I have been coping with some private points that at occasions have brought on me to fall again on a few of my dangerous habits and has brought on some rigidity with the individuals round me. It has been prompt to me to take a while off to heal. I will respect what was requested of me and take that point. Sadly you’ll not see me on stage with my band. I can be working in the direction of getting the dangerous habits out of my system. Within the meantime I can be staying artistic to maintain my thoughts & soul in a superb place.

“I am grateful for your whole help, persistence & understanding as all of us have one thing that we cope with.

Jonathan, Munky, Ray and Head, I really like you and I do not need to deliver any rigidity or dangerous vibes to the circle.”

A short while later, KORN‘s official social media shared Fieldy‘s assertion, together with the next message: “We love and help our brother, Fieldy. Well being and household all the time comes first.”

Again in 2017, METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo‘s then-12-year-old son Tye Trujillo stuffed in on bass for KORN‘s South American tour after Fieldy was unable to make the reveals because of “unexpected circumstances.”

Fieldy‘s 2009 memoir, “Acquired The Life: My Journey Of Dependancy, Religion, Restoration And Korn”, detailed his struggles with drug and alcohol dependancy throughout KORN‘s early years and the way he grew to become a born-again Christian to assist get his life collectively and get sober.

Fieldy‘s STILLWELL aspect mission launched its third album, “Supernatural Miracle”, in September 2020.

“Requiem” was launched on February 4 through Loma Vista Recordings.

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