KORN guitarist Brian “Head” Welch recently sat down with Kerrang! Radio and discussed the status of the band’s bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu.
Fieldy made the announcement a year ago that he would be sitting out of KORN‘s current tour in order to “heal” after “falling back” on some of his “bad habits.”
Welch tells Kerrang! (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “We’ve been in contact with him. I just e-mailed him the other day. So we’re gonna get together and talk to him, see how he’s doing, see where his head is at, after this tour. Me and Munk [guitarist James ‘Munky’ Shaffer] were just talking about it. We love him, we’ve been in communication with him, and we’ll see.”
According to KORN drummer Ray Luzier, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES bassist Roberto “Ra” Díaz, who is filling in for Fieldy, is “doing a great job. He’s doing a hell of a job. But there’s a sound about Fieldy that is KORN,” he said. “There’s that signature thing that not many bass players can say that. Just that sound — you pop a KORN album on, and you’re, like, ‘Woah.’ That bass, you take that out and it wouldn’t sound normal, because Munky and Head [Brian Welch] don’t sound normal, and neither does Jon [singer Jonathan Davis]. But that bass, man, it’s just leading a lot of those older records.”
KORN‘s latest album, “Requiem“, was released on February 4 via Loma Vista Recordings.