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Chicagoâ€™s A Beautiful Nightmare are striving for longevity, according to guitarist Bryan Johnson. â€śThe majority of us take influences from bands who were pioneers in the heavy music genres and not from many of the flash-in-the-pan bands that are getting press nowadays,â€ť he says. The quartet, whose metalcore-leaning breakdowns and riffs are described by Johnson as a â€śblend of dark, fast, technical, intense and melodic characteristics that havenâ€™t been pulled off before,â€ť are working on a concept album and planning several releases in 2012.