Jose Mangin started his radio assault in Arizona as Metal Director of the U of A's college radio station in Tucson. As a graduate student in Pharmacy over in Memphis, Mangin landed a killer gig in radio, and ended up choosing a life of rock 'n roll over medicine. In 2000 Jose moved to NYC and landed his dream job over at SIRIUS-XM.
Throughout the years Mangin help to revolutionize rock radio, and has lined up some impressive awards and praise for his efforts, including being name checked by Metallica's James Hetfield in Rolling Stone magazine! Currently, Jose programs Liquid Metal and Hair Nation, can be heard rockin' on-air weekdays on Liquid Metal, hosts a nationally syndicated weekly TV show called LatiNation, and is a proud father of two "horn throwing" metal chicks. Raised since birth on heavy music, Mangin lives his dream 24/7 at SIRIUS-XM, and is stoked to be bringing this music to the masses.
Since he´s a TV personality, Mangin takes care of his appearance a bit more than your typical horn-throwing, goatee-braiding, die-hard metal fan. "I do care about dressing well, and I try to visually represent all the hemispheres of my life in what I wear," he says. "Some dudes are thrown for sure, but after talking to me and seeing what I'm all about, they're always cool … metal can unite anybody!"
Mangin's black and gray Aztec work comes from Memphis tattoo artist Kevin Johnson of Ramesses Tattoo. But he's also picked up ink from Paul Booth, tattooer to the metal gods. "In junior high I hung up Paul's artwork he did on my idols Max and Igor Cavalera from Sepultura," Mangin says. "I met him outside a Superjoint Ritual concert in New York City about six years ago and offered him a job hosting the first-ever tattoo radio show. I also got tattooed by Booth live on the radio inside one of our studios for the first official bloodshed in company history!" None of Mangin's success is lost on him. If he comes across as excited or just plain happy, it's because he is. "I know every day I wake up that I'm one of the luckiest dudes alive."
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