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AltRockLive.com conducted an interview with KORN bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu at the Aftershock festival, which took place September 14-15 at Discovery Park in Sacramento, California. You can now watch the chat below.

KORN‘s new album, “The Paradigm Shift”, is due on October 8 via Prospect Park. The follow-up to 2011’s “The Path Of Totality” features the return of guitarist Brian “Head” Welch to the lineup after more than eight years away. His last album with the band was 2003’s “Take A Look In The Mirror”.

Singer Jonathan Davis told The Pulse Of Radio what the experience was like having Welch back in the studio, making this record extra special.

‘Untouchables’ used to be my favorite, but this one’s mine now,” he said. “You know, it’s just all those years of work and being able to be in a band this long with the guys. And having Head back bringing, you know, that old chemistry back with him with Munky on the rock side and I was on the electronic side. It was good having the compromise on both sides. It was just good for the creative process, I think.”

Songs on the new set, which was recorded with producer Don Gilmore (LINKIN PARK, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, LACUNA COIL) at Buck Owens‘ studio in KORN‘s original hometown Bakersfield and at Los Angeles’s famed NRG Recording Studios, include first single “Never Never”, “Prey For Me”, “Spike In My Veins”, “Mass Hysteria”, “Paranoid And Aroused” and “Victimized”.

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Radio.com recently conducted an interview with KORN singer Jonathan Davis. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

Radio.com: How has the band been since Brian‘s [“Head” Welch] return?

Jonathan: One word: happy. It’s so nice to see my bandmates, Fieldy and Munky and Ray, just up there smiling and having such a good time cause he’s back and I missed him so much. And he’s not crazy anymore. He’s not preaching or doing any of that stuff. He was gone for almost ten years… he’s like a little kid again. He’s experiencing this for the first time all over ’cause he was so messed up on drugs, so I’m having a blast watching him.

Radio.com: Seeing Brian‘s return, former drummer David Silveria [1993-2006] has made it public that he’d come back if asked.

Jonathan: I don’t think it’s the right time or place… Right now we’re really really happy where we’re at. I guess that’s all I can say.

Radio.com: The first single, “Never Never” has a big electronic breakdown toward the end. Is that indicative of the rest of “The Paradigm Shift”?

Jonathan: We wanted to do what we did on “Follow The Leader” when we infused hip-hop with rock. We wanted to write for fun, do interesting music and just see what happens and then add electronic elements after. “Never Never” is probably the most electronic one on the album. On this record there’s a song for everybody. There’s a song for old-school fans, a song for new-school fans, it’s all over the place. I think it’s the best album we’ve done in a long long time.

Radio.com: In the trailer for “The Paradigm Shift”, there’s a focus on six words: money, fame, fortune, separation and depression. How does each one come into play on the album?

Jonathan: I think money screws things up. I think money takes away from your creativity. If you get anything you want than your creativity goes away. It’s an easy out. Fame has changed our lives. Being able to go and do things… do what we used to do. I remember when my oldest was out with me and people would come up to me, it would scare him and really freak him out. My other kids love it, they eat that shit up. I’ve bought everything I could dream of. I remember when I bought my first Bentley. I always loved those cars as a kid and growing up and I could finally afford one. And then it became the stupidest thing I ever bought. Over the years… I think money ruins everything. It’s nice to have it and not worry about but it also brings a lot of problems. Addiction. This is pretty self-explanatory. I’m sure [Brian Welch] was depressed through all that, but I’ve always been battling depression so it’s a part of our band. When he [Brian] was going through all that stuff, he had to separate himself from us in order to go get his head together again. He was a single dad. He had a daughter to take care of, he had all kinds of things going on in his life and he couldn’t be in a band and deal with all that.

Read the entire interview at Radio.com.

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In the brand new issue of U.K.’s Metal Hammer magazine, the members of KORN discuss the return of guitarist Brian “Head” Welch to the band seven years after he quit the group to become a born-again Christian.

Asked about the harsh words that were spoken on both sides when Welch left, KORN singer Jonathan Davis said: “Well, he was just cuckoo with religious stuff. I’ve seen people go through it, and he was kicking speed so obviously he’s not gonna be right in the head for a while. Him getting all crazy Christian and stuff, what it really did was save his life, so I don’t give a fuck. I’ve had too many people around me die from drugs and I wouldn’t want that to happen. Him and Reggie [KORN bassist Reginald ‘Fieldy’ Arvizu] are born-again Christians, that’s fine. I don’t choose sides, I’ve got Christian friends and Satanist friends.”

According to Davis, no one needed persuading that Head should be back in the band. “I think everyone was on board with it,” the singer said. “Me and [guitarist] Munky were thinking, ‘Is he gonna take off again? Is he fucking crazy?’ But he just came back and he was normal Head. He left a long time ago and this is a different band now, so he’s getting used to different things. He had to go and do his thing and we went off in another direction creatively. Another thing was Head wanted to come and check things out to see if we were all partying still. He wanted to make sure he wouldn’t fall off the wagon because everyone was partying, but we all stopped a long time ago. What I’d give just to be able to do that again, drink and do drugs, and wake up feeling fine, but you get those three-, four-day hangovers. I had them at 28, that’s why I had to stop.”

Welch spoke about whether he had any reserations about rejoining KORN, telling Metal Hammer, “I heard Jonathan was having a hard time, and that made me have second thoughts if he’s not all there. But I talked to him, and since I’ve been back he’s come a long way. He was on all this medication and he was in a dark place. Ever since this year he’s come out of it. I ended up at a KORN concert and I felt the connection with the crowd and with my friends in KORN; it was just really emotional. Then Munky asked me back in and I felt it was time.”

He added: “It was the first time I’d seen him or spoken to him in eight years. Everyone would call Munky their best friend, he’s just that type of guy, but when he started drinking he turned into the opposite of what he was. When I was with him at that concert he looked like the guy I used to hang out with.”

Asked what it means to KORN having Head back in the band, Munky said: “It’s a lot of different things and they’re all positive, starting with having a chilghood friend back in our family. I wanted to make sure we stayed friends and have him back in my life. It was something that everybody wanted me to ask and it was only right that it should come from me. I think time heals most of that, between when he left the band and those words were said. We’ve all gone through those stupid-ass moments where we just regret a lot of things that we’ve done or said. It’s sort of like, ‘It’s OK, it’s all good.’ It’s about forgiveness and compassion.”

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On June 24, KORN bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu was interviewed at the Alfa Romeo City Sound festival in Milan, Italy.

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KORN bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu and guitarist Brian “Head” Welch were interviewed by the St.

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KORN bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu and guitarist Brian “Head” Welch were interviewed by the St.

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The Front Row Report conducted an interview with KORN bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu on May 17 at the Rock On The Range festival at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.

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Pastor Tim Jacobs will chat with KORN bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu this Sunday, April 14 between 9:00 a.m.

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KORN bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu sat out the band’s shows in Europe last month so that he could be home for the birth of his child.

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KORN has released the following statement:

“Fieldy [bassist Reginald Arvizu] and his wife are expecting a child this August! While Fieldy is home with his family for this incredible new arrival, bassist Ryan Martinie of MUDVAYNE has graciously agreed to fill in on the road for some of the upcoming shows.

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