3 Inches of Blood was formed in 2000 in Vancouver, Canada. Initially playing straight heavy metal in the vein of bands such as Running Wild and Judas Priest, before the addition of heavy vocalist Cam Pipes and the recording of their debut album Battlecry Under a Winter Sun in 2002 on the Teenage Rampage label. This release went by almost unnoticed until the band's UK distribution label decided to put them on as a support slot for a tour with platinum rock band The Darkness.
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3 Inches of Blood, abbreviated as 3IoB, is a Canadian heavy metal band from Vancouver, British Columbia, formed in 1999. They are mostly influenced by the bands involved with the New Wave of British Heavy Metal of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Before 3 Inches of Blood, Pipes and Hagberg were in a black metal band called Allfather. When Pipes was around 10 years old, he sang in his school's choir. In 2007, the band were a support act for British heavy metal band Iron Maiden.