I hate to seem negative, but it seems like every single band pic I see has 4-5 guys standing around in jeans with their hands in their pockets, trying to look tough or serious or sexy or something. I would really, really love to see something different. Even the hackneyed guitarist-on-railroad-tracks stuff is starting to look good by comparison.
It's not an exhibition most people would get a chance to see, but backstage at the Karlsruhe (Germany) opera house there are shots of the different sections of the orchestra that are really creative. I've forgotten details, but maybe the trombones are in a garbage dump (with their instruments), while the string basses are down by the river or something and the flutes might be` in a coffee house.
How about posing these five at a skateboard park, with their guitars? Maybe they could look like they were riding the instruments, or playing them while they were on the boards? How about at an equestrian ring, with horses around? Or even just leaning on a car in the middle of Leeds?
Just a rant. (BTW, the lighting looks kind of hot on my screen.)
The reason why I don't do it with insturments in teh shot because for promotional images it always looks a bit cheesy to me. they are a metal band and wanted the standard metal band pose looking from below up to them, too make them look big and hard that represents metal music.
Thats one where they wanted to look more chilled out and as they are all mates they come across as a gang and just friends with eachother. Every band want something different. As you are working for them you give them what they want.