SUBLATION Debut “The Path to Bedlam” Out Now

Philly extremists SUBLATION have unleashed their debut album, The Path to Bedlam.

The band had this to say about the album, “From our humble beginnings recording demos in an apartment in North Philly to recording full-length albums with Grammy-nominated producers Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland, we’ve learned about what extreme music can be and what kind of music we want to produce. The Path to Bedlam is in many ways the culmination of over a decade of experience as collaborators producing extreme metal and is the beginning of a new chapter for us as creators. This is our debut under our new moniker and our first effort as producers, engineers, and artists, and we are incredibly proud of the results. The album is aggressive, it’s coarse, and it’s the most accurate and human exemplification of us and our abilities to date.”

SUBLATION has teamed with metal blog Toilet Ov Hell for a full-album stream of this tech-death masterpiece. Listen to The Path to Bedlam now at

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The Path to Bedlam is also streaming on Spotify

SUBLATION is a two-headed beast featuring former members of Fisthammer that infuses elements of tech-death and blackened fury for 10 lethal offerings of forward-thinking extreme metal.


The Sectioning

Trepanning of the Evangelics

Let The Fire Burn (Feat. John Norcross)

Hypnotic Regression (Feat. Rocco Minichiello)

Black Monday (Feat. Dominik Winter)

The Alchemist

Haunted Shores (Feat. Tom Geldschläger)

Evoked Through Obsidian


I Will Show You Fear In A Handful of Dust

“Sublation is your new favorite death metal duo. Hailing from Philadelphia, I’m guessing The Path To Bedlam is Sublation’s first and last album as a relatively unknown band. This is perfectly executed death metal that spans everything from the melodic and technical, to the downright destructive.”

– Metal Injection

 “The Path to Bedlam is fully engaged badassery that’s written intelligently and won’t waste even a single second of your time.”
– Noob Heavy


SUBLATION is a death metal band hailing from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Formed in 2008, under the name Fisthammer by frontman Max Svalgard, and drummer Danny Piselli. They recorded their first demo with brothers Mike and Doug Sabolick of A Life Once Lost and under their tutelage, they forged a unique style of technical blackened death metal.

In 2012, Fisthammer released their debut album Devour All You See, through HPGD productions. The response to the album was strongly positive, and led one reviewer to describe them as “set to be this generation’s Decapitated”. Fisthammer went on to do 150 + shows in support of that album, all self-funded without the help of any label or outside management. In 2014, they released their follow-up album Infallible, which was once again recorded with renowned engineer Carson Slovak at Atrium audio. The follow-up album saw Fisthammer take even more influence from their black metal roots, while still having the technical and trash elements of their previous work. After the release of Infallible, Fisthammer once again did several national tours, including opening up for the legendary MASTER.

In 2020, SUBLATION returned from its 5-year hiatus with a new name and a newly-shared vision for the band. Never being a band to follow trends, SUBLATION aims to release a brand of death metal that rejects the lyrical confines of death metal while musically and sonically embracing the raw and visceral facets of their roots.