Halcyon Way’s sound cannot be neatly slotted into any sub-category of metal; but it can be described as heavy, catchy, technical, and above all, focused on mature songcraft. The band draws influences & inspiration from many metal bands from Megadeth to Dream Theater to Testament to Chimaira. The focus of the songwriting is on catchy hooks, vocal harmonies a la King’s X or Stryper, and on heavy, technical, but ultimately accessible instrumentation. Although these are many disparate influences, the net result is a brand of metal that is immediately familiar and comfortable to the listener, yet strangely hard to define.
Steve Braun vocals
Steve Braun is the vocalist for Halcyon Way. He began singing professionally at the age of 5 and has been classically trained for over 20 years. His performances have been heard on three major label releases, national television, and he has played all over the world with a variety of bands, including Ashent, Siloam, and now Halcyon Way. Steve endorses Miktek microphones, Gorilla Ears Monitors, and Ultimate Support Microphone Stands.
Jon is the founding member of Halcyon Way. He co-produced all of the band’s releases and has been playing guitar for over 20 years, and that means he’s easily as good of a player as a one-armed chimp. Jon also collects vintage Transformers, because he’s a nerd. You can purchase his Signature c90 NailHead guitar model from Brian Moore Custom Guitars, and he also endorses Framus Amps, EMG Pickups, ISP Technologies, InTune Guitar Picks, Miktek Microphones, and OnBoard Research.
Ernie is the man with the rhythm and has been drumming since the age of 15. From Mike Terrana and Aquiles Priester to Dave Weckl and Antonio Vivaldi, Ernie finds inspiration from a wide range of sources. He also plays in technical death metal band Xeroderma and can be sen behind the kit for Inviolate. He's a proud endorser of Trick Drums, Gorilla Ears and Miktek Microphones among others and plays Zildjian Cymbals, Evans drumheads and breaks Vater drumsticks..
Max provides rhythm guitar and vocal harmonies for Halcyon Way. In his 11 years of diligent guitar playing, he has received classical training and explored a range of styles outside of metal. Before he joined the band in 2012 he performed frequently as a solo musician in Atlanta, and works as a guitar instructor today in Gwinnett County. Max also plays bass, keyboard, mandolin and is a frequent painter. He has many musical influences, but most of his inspiration is drawn from Joe Satriani, Dream Theater, Al Di Meola, SRV, Pink Floyd and Porcupine Tree.
Skyler is the bass player of Halcyon Way, and he's been playing bass and guitar since the age of 13. His musical influences range from classical, punk rock, folk, and of course metal. Bands that heavily influenced him are Lamb Of God, Children Of Bodom, Wintersun, Dimmu Borgir, and many more. His favorite players are Cliff Burton, Billy Sheehan, Jukka Koskinen, and Devin Townsend. Skyler also has a certification in orchestral composition from Berklee University and currently endorses HESU cables.