Anger Rising

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"Anger Rising"
Jerry Cantrell Anger Rising.jpg
Single by Jerry Cantrell
from the album Degradation Trip
Released April 2002[1][2][3]
Format CD single[4][5]
Digital download[6]
Recorded 2000[7][8][9]
Studio A&M Studios in Hollywood, CA; Master Control in Burbank, CA; Music Grinder Studios in West Hollywood, CA[1][10]
Genre Grunge, alternative metal
Length 6:14
Label Roadrunner
Songwriter(s) Jerry Cantrell
Producer(s) Jerry Cantrell,
Jeff Tomei
Jerry Cantrell singles chronology
"Anger Rising"
"Angel Eyes"
"Anger Rising"
"Angel Eyes"
Degradation Trip track listing
"Bargain Basement Howard Hughes"
"Anger Rising"
"Angel Eyes"

"Anger Rising" is a song by American hard rock musician Jerry Cantrell. It was the lead single from his 2002 solo album, Degradation Trip.[3] Cantrell's fourth single overall, the track made its radio debut in early April 2002.[1][2] The single spent 18 weeks on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart[11] and peaked at No. 10.[11]

"Anger Rising" begins with a choir-like, non-lexical vocal harmony over acoustic guitar. This leads into heavy guitars with a steady beat and an aggressive, snarling chorus. Described by MTV's Joe D'Angelo as "a dysfunctional family portrait with a violent hue that revisits themes found in the Alice in Chains hit "Rooster,"[12] the song deals with domestic abuse and evokes imagery of life in a decrepit trailer park.[1]

Chris DeGarmo, formerly of Queensrÿche, makes a guest appearance playing slide guitar on "Anger Rising." DeGarmo had previously performed on tour with Cantrell in promotion of his 1998 album, Boggy Depot. He also recorded music with Mike Inez and Sean Kinney, bandmates of Cantrell, in Spys4Darwin.


"Anger Rising" made its radio debut in early April 2002,[2][3][13] spent 18 weeks on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and peaked at No. 10 on June 29, 2002.[11]

The single was made available for free download via Roadrunner Records' official website on May 6, 2002.[6]

Music video[edit]

A music video directed by Paul R. Brown was made to accompany the single. It found considerable circulation on MTV2 and Much Music,[14] and can be viewed on Degradation Trip Volumes 1 & 2.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[15] 10

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Anger Rising (Radio Edit)" 5:21
2. "Anger Rising (Album Version)" 6:14
3. "Anger Rising (Alternate Radio Edit)" 4:43



  1. ^ a b c d Jon Wiederhorn (March 19, 2002). "Jerry Cantrell Conjures Ghost Of Alice In Chains On New LP". MTV. Retrieved December 8, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "Active Rock Top 50" (PDF). Radio & Records. April 12, 2002. Retrieved December 8, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c "Return Of the King" (PDF). Radio & Records. April 19, 2002. Retrieved December 8, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Jerry Cantrell – Anger Rising". Discogs. Retrieved December 8, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Jerry Cantrell Anger Rising US Promo CD single (CD5 / 5")". Retrieved December 8, 2017. 
  6. ^ a b "JERRY CANTRELL Single Available For Download". Blabbermouth. May 6, 2002. Retrieved December 8, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Alice Chains' Jerry Cantrell at The Million Band March (2000)". YouTube. Retrieved December 12, 2017. 
  8. ^ "ALICE IN CHAINS' Jerry Cantrell To Sign With Roadrunner Records!". Blabbermouth. December 10, 2001. Retrieved December 12, 2017. 
  9. ^ Degradation Trip
  10. ^ "Degradation Trip – Jerry Cantrell". AllMusic. Retrieved December 8, 2017. 
  11. ^ a b c "Jerry Cantrell Anger Rising Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved December 8, 2017. 
  12. ^ D'Angelo, Joe Jerry Cantrell Missing Lost Friend, Moving On With Trip (July 2, 2002). Retrieved on 9-17-11.
  13. ^ "Mainstream Rock Songs - The Week of April 27, 2002". Billboard. Retrieved July 30, 2017. 
  14. ^ Hart, Gerry (December 16, 2002). "Retail". Google Books. CMJ New Music Report. Retrieved August 7, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Jerry Cantrell Chart History (Mainstream Rock)" Billboard. Retrieved November 4, 2017.

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