Last month it was heard that Fieldy would be taking an extended hiatus from Korn. He needs a break to manage “bad habits” that had “caused some tension with the people around [him]”. Now Korn has announced Suicidal Tendencies bassist Roberto ‘Ra’ Díaz will be filling in for Reginald ‘Fieldy’ Arvizu.
Korn shared the news on their Facebook page. The band wrote, “We appreciate your kind words of support in response to the recent tour update about Fieldy. While our brother takes some time to heal, we wanted to let you know that we are bringing our friend Ra Diaz from Suicidal Tendencies out with us this summer to fill in on Korn bass duties. They also mentioned, “We’ve all been rehearsing to get ready to bring the heat, and we can’t wait to see you next month.”
Fieldy has been with Korn since 1993. Previously he took a similar pause from touring with Korn. Then he was replaced by Tye Trujillo. Recently Trujillo expressed his interest. He said in an interview, “If they’re interested, I’m obviously more than down to go play with them.”
Korn is set to embark on their 34-date North American tour. The band is also due to appear at next year’s event in the UK. Fans can find the full details on their website.