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.