William Hayes is a composer, guitarist, and electronic musician from Seattle, WA. He is guitarist/collaborator with experimental electronic band Newaxeyescomposer of original music and sound design for film, contemporary dance, theater, and contributor to various bands and artists as a performer and improviser. William received a bachelors degree in classical composition in 2013 from Cornish College of the Arts, where he studied under Wayne Horvitz and Jarrad Powell

Newaxeyes' debut LP Black Fax was produced by Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Earth, Marissa Nadler) and released on Important Records on March 16, 2018. 

William recorded guitars on Jóhann Jóhannson's score to Panos Cosmatos' (Beyond the Black Rainbow) new film Mandy (2018), played guitars on Danish folk/black metal artist Myrkur's latest album Mareridt (2017, Relapse Records) and toured the US and Canada as live keyboardist of Wolves in the Throne Room in Fall of 2016.