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Chicago’s A Beautiful Nightmare are striving for longevity, according to guitarist Bryan Johnson. “The 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,” he says. The quartet, whose metalcore-leaning breakdowns and riffs are described by Johnson as a “blend of dark, fast, technical, intense and melodic characteristics that haven’t been pulled off before,” are working on a concept album and planning several releases in 2012.