Saturday, August 18, 2018

Sweet Release - Amethyst Journey

Jeremy & Alaska
Photo: Magnus Hastings
And the sky was made of amethyst...


  World Famous drag star Alaska Thunderf*ck’s new musical group Alaska and Jeremy have officially released their debut album Amethyst Journey today via PEG Records, the LGBT-focused label of Producer Entertainment Group (PEG).  Alaska and Jeremy is the collaboration with her long-time musical partner Jeremy (Mikush).

Amethyst Journey is available via all digital retailers as well as Alaska and Jeremy’s website:

Amethyst Journey was meticulously crafted and molded with love and patience alongside producer Markaholic.  Jeremy and Ihave been making music together for over 9 years. After taking a retreat into the woods of the Russian River Valley to write, reflect, and commune with nature and one another, Amethyst Journey was born.  

The album is a collection of songs that are a combination of our outlook and inspirations-- a response to current issues and the state of our planet.  We believe the LGBTIA+ community has a unique position to bridge collective misunderstandings and create positive change for humanity.  

All of the songs were recorded in downtown Los Angeles with producer Markaholic.  We worked together along with Mark to craft and mold each track with love and patience.” said Alaska. 

Entertainment Tonight premiered the first single & video, “Aliens” today.  “Aliens,” the album’s overture, is a folk music-based lullaby written for the people of Earth that asks the questions: What is the future we want?  Does the idea of extraterrestrial visitors come from a Savior complex... or an Armageddon complex?
North To Alaska
Photo: Magnus Hastings
Amethyst Journey: Track by Track commentary:

The album's overture, "Aliens" is a folk music-based lullaby written for the people of Earth that asks the questions: What is the future we want?  Does the idea of extraterrestrial visitors come from a Savior complex... or an Armageddon complex?  

Truth in the Light

This song was originally released by Jeremy on his solo album, Somewhere In Between, and we re-recorded it together.  It's a song that addresses what happens when relationships grow and mutate.  Can we grow distant, yet still maintain some kind of heart connection?  

So Far Gone

Being on the road and being away from our family and our loved ones is one of the most challenging parts of our work as artists.  The pain and release from those feelings of distance and longing and isolation is the inspiration for this song.  

The Wind

This song is a pagan prayer and is an invocation that calls forth the four elements-- Air, Earth, Water, and Fire. 

Son of a Mother

We all possess an X chromosome. What binds us all is that every one of us has a Mother.  This song worships the Divine Feminine, and cautions those who abuse or disrespect her power.

The End of the World

In our current climate of instant gratification, humanity needs perspective on large-scale change.  We've created a heavy metal theme song for the Apocalypse, drawing upon ancient perspectives on cosmic cycles. It leaves the door open and asks the questions:  Is this truly end of the world...  Does it have to be?


Originally inspired by the visual experience of being elevated and beamed up by an extraterrestrial space ship, "Ascension" evolved to become a sonic exploration of the ups and downs of the evolution of consciousness and spiritual transformation--it's a cosmic download!

At the End of the Day

The sister song to Alaska's "It Is What It Is," also from Jeremy's Somewhere in Between, it can be simultaneously played with "It Is What It Is" to create a symphonic experience influenced by Renaissance choral music and contemporary a cappella artists.

In addition, Alaska will continue touring throughout the world for the remainder of the year.  Tour Dates

Aug 18 2018 – London, UK - DragWorld
Aug 19 2018 – London, UK - DragWorld
Aug 22 2018 – Nottingham, UK - Glee Club
Aug 23 2018 – Amsterdam, NL - Melkweg
Aug 24 2018 – Brighton, UK - Revenge
Aug 25 2018 – Leeds, UK - O2 Academy
Aug 27 2018 – Essex, UK - CTZN
Sep 06 2018 – Phoenix, AZ - Charlies
Sep 07 2018 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL - The Manor
Sep 08 2018 – Brooklyn, NY - Bushwig
Sep 09 2018 – San Francisco, CA - Beaux
Sep 14 2018 – Ann Arbor, MI - Necto
Sep 15 2018 – Champaign, IL - 51 Main
Sep 20 2018 – Canberra, Australia - Canberra Theatre
Sep 21 2018 – Sydney, Australia - Max Watts
Sep 22 2018 – Melbourne, Australia - Chasers
Sep 25 2018 – Auckland, New Zealand - Bruce Mason Centre
Sep 27 2018 – Brisbane, Australia - Family
Sep 28 2018 – Adelaide, Australia - Mary's Poppin
Sep 29 2018 – Perth, Australia - Connections
Oct 02 2018 – Singapore, Singapore - Shrine Auditorium
Oct 04 2018 – Toronto, Canada - Danforth Music Hall
Oct 05 2018 – Louisville, KY - Play
Oct 13 2018 – Atlanta, GA - The Deep End
Oct 14 2018 – Bogota, Colombia - Sutton Club
Oct 20 2018 – Las Vegas, NV - Charlies
Oct 23 2018 – Newcastle, UK - "Heels of Hell!"
Oct 24 2018 – Birmingham, UK - "Heels of Hell!"
Oct 25 2018 – London, UK - "Heels of Hell!"
Oct 28 2018 – Manchester, UK - "Heels of Hell!"
Oct 29 2018 – Glasgow, UK - "Heels of Hell!"
Oct 30 2018 – Dublin, Ireland - "Heels of Hell!"
Nov 02 2018 – Melbourne, Australia - Chasers
Nov 03 2018 – Sydney, Australia - The Roundhouse
Nov 04 2018 – Brisbane, Australia - Eight

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