Ascension Monuments Media

Ascension Monuments Media

Profile:
Ascension Monuments Media was formed in early 2017 by a group of people - notably including Blake Judd - from the southern Orange County, CA region.

In 2018, Ascension Monuments Media began selling pre-orders for numerous re-releases from Judas Iscariot's discography, falsely claiming they were authorized by the band. Akhenaten has described these records as "disgraceful unauthorized bootlegs". These releases, as well as the Weltmacht releases, are made without consent from Akhenaten, Red Stream, Moribund nor No Colours. The label also sold "Distant in Solitary Night" LPs which were allegedly the rare Sombre Records version, but had a slightly different cover - printed by Blake's former bandmate Jeff Willson - that had a matrix code "MONUMENT000" scratched out on most copies.

AMM has subsequently been banned by PayPal, Bandcamp, and many other outlets for ripping off customers. Blake also owes several artists and labels a significant amount of records and money, in excess of tens of thousands of dollars in worth.

No longer able to sell stock through regular channels, in October 2018 he began using the alias Jake Treush to defraud potential buyers after being banned from many online sales companies such as PayPal and Bandcamp. Furthermore, he claimed to run a completely fabricated company called "Sound Seance", which he claimed was in operation since 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. He was quickly discovered after a buyer noticed the records from this false company were being shipped from San Juan Capistrano, California, where his scam with AMM was located. Now that he has openly used an assumed identity he has moved beyond ripping off customers to the status of active fraud and wire fraud.
Contact Info:
PO Box 865
San Juan Capistrano, CA
92693-0781
Sites:
[l1278357]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
014 Unfailing Fall Into Naught  album cover Leviathan (5) Unfailing Fall Into Naught(LP, Comp) Ascension Monuments Media 014 USA & Canada 2018 Sell This Version
030 Premonitions Of Imminent Disaster  album cover Nachtmystium Premonitions Of Imminent Disaster(CDr, EP, Ltd, Num) Ascension Monuments Media 030 US 2018 Sell This Version
MONUMENT000 Distant In Solitary Night  album cover Judas Iscariot Distant In Solitary Night(LP, Album, Num, RE, Unofficial) Sombre Records (2) MONUMENT000 USA & Canada 2018 Sell This Version
Monument00X Withered Upon Her Kingdom Of Was  album cover Leviathan (5) Withered Upon Her Kingdom Of Was (EP) Monument00X US 2018 Sell This Version
monument001 Condemned to Death   album cover Hate Meditation (2) Condemned to Death (Cass) Ascension Monuments Media monument001 US 2017 Sell This Version
monument 002 Ghost in the Fire  album cover Drug Honkey Ghost in the Fire(Cass, Album, Ltd, Num) Ascension Monuments Media monument 002 US 2017 Sell This Version
monument003 Abomination Chants From Beyond The Grave  album cover Deathgod Messiah Abomination Chants From Beyond The Grave(CD, Comp, Ltd, Dig) Ascension Monuments Media monument003 US 2017 Sell This Version
monument004 Monument To Twilight End  album cover Twilight (8) Monument To Twilight End(CD, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE + Comp, Ltd, Num) Ascension Monuments Media monument004 US 2017 Sell This Version
monument 005 Cloak of Skies  album cover Drug Honkey Cloak of Skies(Cass) Ascension Monuments Media monument 005 US 2018 Sell This Version
monument006 Live Decay: Roadburn Rites 2012  album cover Nachtmystium Live Decay: Roadburn Rites 2012(CD, Ltd) Ascension Monuments Media monument006 USA & Canada 2017 Sell This Version
monument007 Eulogy IV  album cover Nachtmystium Eulogy IV(Cass, MiniAlbum, Dlx, Ltd, RE, RM, S/Edition) Ascension Monuments Media monument007 USA & Canada 2017 Sell This Version
monument008 The First Sublevel of Suicide  album cover Leviathan (5) The First Sublevel of Suicide (Album, Comp) monument008 US 2017 Sell This Version
Monument008-7 Withered Upon Her Kingdom Of Was  album cover Leviathan (5) Withered Upon Her Kingdom Of Was(7", S/Sided, EP, TP) Ascension Monuments Media Monument008-7 USA, Canada & Europe 2018 Sell This Version
Monument008-A5 The First Sub-Level Of Suicide  album cover Leviathan (5) The First Sub-Level Of Suicide(CD, Comp, Ltd, Num, RE, Dig) Ascension Monuments Media Monument008-A5 US 2018 Sell This Version
monument008cass The First Sublevel of Suicide  album cover Leviathan (5) The First Sublevel of Suicide(Cass, Comp) Ascension Monuments Media monument008cass North America (inc Mexico) 2017 Sell This Version
Monument008LP The First Sublevel Of Suicide  album cover Leviathan (5) The First Sublevel Of Suicide (Comp) Monument008LP US 2018 Sell This Version
Monument008-PLP The First Sub-Level Of Suicide  album cover Leviathan (5) The First Sub-Level Of Suicide (Comp) Monument008-PLP USA & Europe 2018 Sell This Version
monument009 Scars  album cover Hate Meditation (2) Scars (Album) monument009 US 2018 Sell This Version
monument011 Cobalt (7) Slow Forever(Cass, Album, Ltd) Ascension Monuments Media monument011 US 2018 Sell This Version
Monument012 O Lavdate Dominvs  album cover Glorior Belli O Lavdate Dominvs(LP, Album, TP) Ascension Monuments Media Monument012 US 2018 Sell This Version
Monument013 Trident Death Rattle  album cover Twilight (8) Trident Death Rattle(CD) Ascension Monuments Media Monument013 US Unknown Sell This Version
Monument014 Unfailing Fall Into Naught  album cover Leviathan (5) Unfailing Fall Into Naught (Comp) Monument014 US 2018 Sell This Version
Monument015 Descend Into Despair  album cover Suicide Forest (3) Descend Into Despair(CD, Comp, Ltd, RE, Dig) Ascension Monuments Media Monument015 US 2018 Sell This Version
monument015lp Descend into Despair LP  album cover Suicide Forest (3) Descend into Despair LP(LP, Comp, Ltd) Ascension Monuments Media monument015lp US 2018 Sell This Version
Monument019 Of Great Eternity  album cover Judas Iscariot Of Great Eternity(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Unofficial, Red) Ascension Monuments Media Monument019 US 2018 Sell This Version
Monument020 Dethroned, Conquered and Forgotten  album cover Judas Iscariot Dethroned, Conquered and Forgotten (MiniAlbum) Monument020 US 2018 Sell This Version
monument021 To Embrace The Corpses Bleeding  album cover Judas Iscariot To Embrace The Corpses Bleeding(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Unofficial, Gre) Ascension Monuments Media monument021 US 2018 Sell This Version
Monument022 An Ancient Starry Sky  album cover Judas Iscariot An Ancient Starry Sky (Comp) Monument022 USA & Canada 2018 Sell This Version
Monument023 The Cold Earth Slept Below...  album cover Judas Iscariot The Cold Earth Slept Below...(Cass, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Unofficial) Ascension Monuments Media Monument023 US 2018 Sell This Version
Monument023 Of Great Eternity  album cover Judas Iscariot Of Great Eternity(Cass, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Unofficial) Ascension Monuments Media Monument023 US 2018 Sell This Version
Monument026 Heaven In Flames  album cover Judas Iscariot Heaven In Flames(CD, Album, Ltd, Num, Unofficial, Dig) Ascension Monuments Media, Red Stream Monument026 US 2018 Sell This Version
Monument026 Judas Iscariot  album cover Judas Iscariot Judas Iscariot(CD, Album, Unofficial) Ascension Monuments Media Monument026 US 2018 Sell This Version
Monument029 Rites Of Ascension Vol. 1  album cover Various Rites Of Ascension Vol. 1(CD, Comp, P/Unofficial, Promo) Ascension Monuments Media Monument029 US 2018 Sell This Version
Mounment017 Heaven In Flames  album cover Judas Iscariot Heaven In Flames(Cass, RE, Unofficial) Ascension Monuments Media Mounment017 US 2018 Sell This Version
Necro666 To Embrace The Corpses Bleeding  album cover Judas Iscariot To Embrace The Corpses Bleeding(Cass, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Unofficial) Ascension Monuments Media Necro666 US 2018 Sell This Version
none Unfailing Fall Into Naught  album cover Leviathan (5) Unfailing Fall Into Naught(Cass, Comp) Ascension Monuments Media none US 2018 Sell This Version
none Trident Death Rattle  album cover Twilight (8) Trident Death Rattle none US Unknown Sell This Version
none Abyssic Hate Depression(Cass, S/Sided, Promo, RE, Unofficial) Not On Label (Abyssic Hate) none US 2018 Sell This Version
none In the Valley of Death, Where Black Metal Is King  album cover Leviathan (5), Nachtmystium Leviathan (5), Nachtmystium - In the Valley of Death, Where Black Metal Is King(CD, Album, Unofficial) Ascension Monuments Media none US Unknown Sell This Version

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Artognou

Artognou

December 4, 2018
Anything to do with this smackhead is bad news.
He's not reformed or rehabilitated, he's still a thieving, dishonest junkie.
Avoid anything to do with him.
Illegally download anything he releases with Nachtmystium from now on, just boycott the absolute fuck out of the bastard.
vetal

vetal

November 17, 2018
Disgusting label. I paid for two orders, they sent everything in one order, in 7 months. The price difference was not returned, order came without 7".
Never ever! do not respond to letters. The state of the releases themselves is hell!
Never again will I order anything from them. Everything is bad, the label is shit!
Sonic_Titan

Sonic_Titan

October 25, 2018
http://www.metalsucks.net/2018/10/25/nachtmystiums-blake-judd-once-again-accused-of-scamming-fans-and-bailing-on-shows/

Well, I'd say that's definitely an interesting way of 'partnering with a major media outlet to clear you of any wrongdoings' there, Blake!
PurifyingRope

PurifyingRope

October 25, 2018
Is that new Nachtmystium record gonna be on Sound Seance records, Jake?

Pathetic.
cjohnbeckius

cjohnbeckius

October 24, 2018
AMM is a garbage label that takes money and never sends records. They blame the bands that work with them and their customers for their problems.
burningshadows

burningshadows

October 24, 2018
Again, this label pretending to be someone they are not in order to steal more money from consumers. See links below...

Here is AMM pretending to be "Jake from Kentucky":
https://www.reddit.com/r/heavyvinyl/comments/9r1hv3/urgent_beware_re_ascension_monuments_media/?utm_source=reddit-android

Here is the tracking number provided confirming the shipment was sent from San Juan Capistrano (where AMM is located):
https://tools.usps.com/go/TrackConfirmAction?tLabels=9449011699000367254773

Beware, this label is the worst of the worst when it comes to thieves and liars. THEY WILL RIP YOU OFF BY ANY MEANS POSSIBLE
Acts-Of-Disgust

Acts-Of-Disgust

October 23, 2018
Fucking garbage label, they took my money for the Leviathan Unfailing into Naught pre-orders which those junkie bastards never even sent. Fuck Blake and fuck AMM.
schwilly666

schwilly666

October 20, 2018
Got my first order from them back in April(Leviathan) My second order (also Leviathan)never came, but I filed and won the PayPal dispute
Sonic_Titan

Sonic_Titan

October 15, 2018
Nuclear War Now! Productions is owed 800 records as well as the US$ 7,000 for the Judas Iscariot record that he pulled out of over three months (!!) ago. Imagine those records retail at US$ 17 each, that is US$ 13,600 worth of stock there. Oh, and Blake is still ignoring his phone calls, can anyone possibly guess why? Imagine how awkward and inconvenient it has to be to admit he neither has the money nor the records. Anyone still think that's a stand-up guy to do business with? I'm not making this up, this was confirmed earlier today by the label itself, and here's a screenshot to prove it: https://ibb.co/mNGFt0

That Nic Huber guy mentioned below (former AMM / Nachtmystium manager) also said Blake admitted to the bootlegging of Judas Iscariot records in a telephone conversation, but he refused to publicly come clean out of fear for Moribund: https://ibb.co/fWjJD0

Things sure aren't looking too bright and shiny in San Juan Capistrano, Orange County..
burningshadows

burningshadows

October 11, 2018
For anyone STILL questioning the integrity of this label, please see below. The following statements were posted by Nic Huber (listed as manager for both AMM and Nachtmystium) on Metal Archives forum. I think this paints a clear picture as to the type of people/business AMM is.

CarcosaPR 10/3/18:
At the time of the Ascension Monuments Media / MetalSucks giveaway, Blake had yet to bootleg any records. All of the records that he had put out at that point were officially licensed and had the artists' permission (Leviathan, Glorior Belli, Cobalt, etc.). 
There are only two people involved with AMM at this point, and that is Blake and Erica. Another person named Austin co-founded the label with them, but he ceased ties for whatever reason last year. "Noel" was originally the name that Erica used to keep herself anonymous, but Blake started using it and shit spiraled from there. 
I regret getting the MetalSucks dudes involved, but hindsight is 20/20.

CarcosaPR 10/9/18: 
Blake Judd has not paid me for any services in months. I terminated our business relationship the moment I found out about the bootlegs. Any monies I received from AMM came from sales of officially licensed material. 
I do not have to worry about my relationship with MetalSucks as they are aware of AMM's dealings. 
Ask them why they haven't posted a story, not me. It's not like any of this is a secret.