Welcome

This is the website of writer, editor and musician Hank Shteamer.

Hank currently holds the title of Senior Music Editor at Rolling Stone, where his own work also regularly appears, and formerly served as Music Editor for Time Out New York. He has contributed to various print and online outlets, and maintains a personal blog, Dark Forces Swing Blind Punches. In 2011, Hank published a book about the band Ween for the 33 1/3 imprint; that same year, he launched Heavy Metal Bebop, an interview series dealing with the connections between jazz and heavy metal. The series relaunched as a podcast in 2019. In 2015, he co-produced a limited-edition vinyl box set reissuing the early work of the Cleveland post-hardcore band craw. He has also written liner notes for a variety of releases.

Hank plays drums in several different projects, including STATS and Skryptor. He lives in Brooklyn.

Follow Hank on Twitter at @DarkForcesSwing. You can reach him via e-mail at hank [dot] shteamer [at] rollingstone [dot] com.