SUBLATION Debut “The Path to Bedlam” Coming September 13


Philly extremists SUBLATION is set to unleash their full-length debut, The Path to Bedlam. This two-headed beast infuses elements of tech-death and blackened fury for 10 lethal offerings of forward-thinking extreme metal.

Death Metal Promotions has premiered the album’s newest single, “Evoked Through Obsidian.” The band comments on the concept behind the song,

“The lyrics tell the story of Edward Kelley’s growing lust for power as an advisor to Queen Elizabeth I. Kelley and his accomplice John Dee convinced Queen Elizabeth they could communicate with Angels and learn their language. Kelley then convinced Dee to perform a ritual where they’d have sex with each other’s spouses. This ritual destroyed their relationship and resulted in the impregnation of Dee’s wife. ‘Evoked Through Obsidian’ is emblematic of the many themes throughout SUBLATION’s debut album, The Path to Bedlam; deceit, corruption, and the lies humanity tells itself to justify its horrific acts.”

Check out “Evoked Through Obsidian” now at this location.

The song is also streaming on Spotify.

The Path to Bedlam will be out on September 13. Pre-order the album at


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 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.


Max Svalgard – guitar, bass, vocals

Danny Piselli – drums

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