Things can’t get more metal than this.

Last Saturday (April 8), Korn announced that bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu won’t be able to join them on their upcoming South American run in Columbia, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Peru next week due to unforeseen circumstances. At a place where the nu metal pioneers could pull just about anyone to their bandwagon, they recruited Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo’s 12-year-old son Tye. But don’t think this is just a random gimmick–Tye definitely takes after his dad. He plays bass for a 4-piece band called The Helmets, and at ages 12 and 14, they’re already recording their debut EP.

In a statement on Facebook, Korn posted: ““We are bummed Fieldy can’t join us on this run but excited to do a few gigs with a young player like Tye. We look forward to welcoming our brother Fieldy back when we return to the States in May.”

Fieldy will rejoin Korn’s tour at the annual heavy metal festival Carolina Rebellion in North Carolina on May 6th with co-headliners Def Leppard.

Check out Tye playing bass live and in the studio, recording The Helmets’ EP:

Jamming on the aria bass @cliffburtonfamily

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@tyetru original bass tracks #hensonsstudios #EPcominatchasoon

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You can catch Korn with Tye Trujillo on these dates:

April 17: Gran Carpa de las Américas – Bogota, Colombia
April 19: Espaço Das Américas – São Paulo, Brazil
April 21: Live Curitiba – Curitiba, Brazil
April 23: Pepsi On Stage – Porto Alegre, Brazil
April 25: Estadio Malvinas Argentinas – Paternal, Argentina
April 27: Teatro Caupolican – Santiago, Chile

PHOTO: via Robert Trujillo on Facebook

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