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Juha Vuorma - JVU.
Underground artist and comix artist. Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland

  • visual artist
  • renowned album cover artist
  • acclaimed cartoonist
  • 7 solo exhibitions, several group exhibitions.
Paintings widely published on album covers by underground metal bands worldwide. More than 100 cover paintings for bands such as Black Pestilence, Autopsy, Whiplash, Ghoultown, 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.

Featured in artbooks MASTERPIECES 2019 (Heavy Music Artwork, UK) , ARTE ARCANA (Heavy Music Artwork, UK) , DARKADYA II (Darkadya, USA) .

Artworks for Ghoultown's Drink with the Living Dead motion art video (which has more than 20 million views on YouTube) and Mortiis: Secrets of My Kingdom book.

More than 20 underground comic books released.
Newspaper comic strip Kaapuveikko started in the 90's and is still published regularly.

I'm an underground artist, not a commercial illustrator offering any kind of services.
My art is not a business. It is not a hobby either. It is my philosophy, my way of life, my religion, my magic.
Might only be interested in commissions based on themes similar to past works found on this website (underground metal art or private art commissions). Ask.

PAINTING - The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, the Aesthetic Movement, William Blake, Eetu Isto, Mikael Toppelius, Frank Frazetta, Tamara de Lempicka. Plus the contemporary international Dark Art Legion...
COMIX - Gino D'Antonio, Renato Polese, Ivo Milazzo, Hideshi Hino.

ARTIST STATEMENT: The work stands alone.


CONTACT EMAIL: jvuorma[at]

> interview
> Zero Tolerance Magazine artist profile, issue 54
> listed in Lambiek Comiclopedia database
> listed in Metal Archives databese (incomplete artwork listings)
> listed in Discogs database (incomplete artwork listings)
> The Zodiac Chronicle interview from 1999

info in Finnish
> Miasma magazine interview
> Dark Art Legion
> Kaapu Press - blog