Johnny Truant are a British, Brighton based metal band, formed in 2000 under the name Severance as intially as a rap-metal band, with Aaron Scudder on Vocals, the band recorded two demos under this moniker before renaming themselves after the lead character of Mark Z. Danielewski's novel House Of Leaves. The band booted Scud out for taking over the band and being too creative. The band recorded their debut release The Repercussions of a Badly Planned Suicide (which featured two remixed songs from their second demo) in 2001 which was released on Undergroove Records. Their second album, In the Library of Horrific Events was produced by Killswitch Engage guitarist, Adam Dutkiewicz. Although the band started out as a 4-piece, at the start of 2006, Al Kilcullen was added as a second guitarist. As of June 2006 however, Kilcullen left the band and was replaced by Reuben Gotto.
The band are close friends with Canadian band Alexisonfire. With the help of Alexisonfire, Johnny Truant signed a deal with Dine Alone Records to distribute their records in Canada. They have so far played a few shows in Ontario and even manged to get a slot on the SCENE Music ...
|years active||2001 – Present|
|music genre||Metal, Hardcore|
|current members|| Olly Mitchell,|