Korn’s Jonathan Davis hopes Fieldy will get his life back on track and return to the band soon

Author Samuel Järvinen - 25.11.2021

Longtime bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu of nu metal giants Korn announced in June his intention to take a break from the band to focus on fixing the “bad habits” of his life. Fieldy’s replacement was Ra Diaz of Suicidal Tendencies.

In a recent interview with Kerrang! magazine, the band’s guitarist Brian “Head” Welch commented on Fieldy’s absence as follows:

“The best thing to do is stay at home, be with your family, and start processing. He’s got to find that healing. I still struggle with it. I had a few slip-ups with my ‘bad habits’ three-to-four years ago, so I understand it, but I dealt with it by hitting it head-on and stopping it from becoming a problem. I’m not concerned because I know he’s going to be okay.”

Jonathan Davis had this to add:

“I love him; he’s my brother. But I watched somebody I care about die and I’m not going to fucking do that again. I refuse to. I will feel guilt for the rest of my fucking life because of that. I tried my hardest but perhaps if I’d been a little bit tougher there’d have been a different outcome. I pray that he can figure it out and get better and come back and be a huge part of this band again.”

Korn will release their new album “Requiem” in 4th of February.

You can listen to the band’s new track “Start The Healing” here.