Okay, you've let the title mislead you a bit. Rock music and the entire genre are squarely in my comfort zone.
All the while, the lighting, studio set up, and the results you see below are all things that weren't in my photographic "norm".
That being said, this was one of the most creative and fun shoots I've done recently. For this monochromatic look, it was quite a simple setup. One overhead light, one silver reflector, two black out shades to control light spill, a stool, and a willing subject.
These shots were taken as promotional art content for a new midnight metal show at the local KATT-FM radio station. That's my full-time day job, and this fella in the photos is the host of the midnight metal show. He goes by "Turbo".