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Music Monday: Bring Me the Horizon - “Shadow Moses”

February 11, 2013

It may come as no surprise that I receive newsletters and emails from the record labels of some of my favorite bands. This serves a few purposes. The first is that I get up-to-date information about tours and album releases. A second purpose is that these emails are often ways to discover new music. Today I receive an announcement from Epitaph Records (Every Time I Die, Bad Religion, Frank Turner) alerting me to a new single by Bring Me The Horizon called “Shadow Moses.”* Moses is a biblical name; I was intrigued. 

The song, from the band’s 2013 record Sempiternal, lyrically explores the impending nothingness after death, and musically rips your face off. Upon further exploration I found that the lead singer, Oliver Sykes, is an affirmed atheist and operates a clothing company called Drop Dead Clothing. Heh, the more you know! Enjoy.  


As always, if you get a chance, send your suggestions for future Music Mondays to me at, leave a comment below, or @tweet us at @CFIOnCampus. Your suggestions, along with future and past songs, may end up in the official Course of Reason Music Monday Grooveshark playlist or Spofity playlist that anyone can listen to.    

* I later found out that the title of this song may have origins in the Metal Gear video game.



About the Author: Cody Hashman

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Cody Hashman is a Campus and Community Organizer at the Center for Inquiry. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa, with a degree in Psychology, where he was the co-founder and president of the UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers.




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