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Ghoultown: Where Voodoo Sleeps -single (Ghoultown, USA 2020)) Usurper: Lords of the Permafrost CD/LP (Soulseller Records, Netherlands 2019) Hooded Eagle: Nightscapes from the Abyssal Plane CD (Swamp Metal Records, USA 2015) Through the storm (acrylic on canvas)   J. Vuorma Kalmah: Seventh Swamphony CD cover art (Spinefarm Records 2013) Usurper: Skeletal Season CD/LP (Necropolis Records, USA 1999) Arthemesia: Devs-Iratvs CD (Native North Records, Norway 2001)

Juha Vuorma is an underground artist from northern Finland.
He has been drawing comics since childhood and started painting in his teens. He entered the metal underground back in the late 80's as the bassist of National Napalm Syndicate, one of the pioneering thrash metal bands in Finland. He recorded several demo tapes and one full length album with the band. Later when the band was on hiatus, he started concentrating solely on his art.

His paintings have been widely published on album covers by underground metal bands worldwide: more than 100 published covers for bands or labels in more than 20 countries.

He has done album cover paintings for bands such as Autopsy, Whiplash, Usurper, Edge of Sanity, Kalmah, In the Woods, Unholy, Denial of God, Sabbat, Morningstar, Denominate, Sadistik Forest, Dew-Scented, Nagelfar, My Silent Wake, Aghor etc.

His art is featured in artbooks MASTERPIECES 2019 (Heavy Music Artwork, UK), ARTE ARCANA (Heavy Music Artwork, UK) and DARKADYA II (Darkadya, USA).

Besides album cover art his works have been exhibited in galleries, he created the artworks for Ghoultown's Drink with the Living Dead motion art video, is one of the original illustrators of Mortiis: Secrets of My Kingdom book, and has released 21 comic books.

His comics have been published in Finland and USA. His newspaper strip Kaapuveikko (Blue Hood) started in the 90's and is still published regularly.

ARTIST STATEMENT: The work stands alone.

COMMISSIONS: I'm an underground artist, not a commercial illustrator.
But might be interested in commissions based on themes similar to past works found on this website. Ask.

CONTACT EMAIL: jvuorma[at]
All art and comics © J. Vuorma.

Usurper: Lords of the Permafrost cover painting

some more INFO

in english:

> interview
> Zero Tolerance Magazine artist profile, issue 54
> Encyclopaedia Metallum

in Finnish:

>Iijokiseutu feature
>Kulttuurimedia Nousu feature


Ghoultown: Where Voodoo Sleeps -single cover painting
Ghoultown: Where Voodoo Sleeps -single cover painting

Sweet is the Death Who Comes Like a Lover - limited edition print

Masterpieces 2019 book

Masterpieces 2019 book by Heavy Music Artworks (UK), A4 Hardback art book.
available from HMA store - a 15% discount code: ALL15METAL