3 Hits from Hell was the sixth release from the Lodi, New Jersey horror punk band The Misfits. The 7" EP was released in April 1981 as Plan 9 Records number PL1013. While there was no actual insert, some of the first pressing included a Misfits Fiend Club ad. All three songs were recorded on 2" 16-track tape at Master Sound Productions in Franklin Square, New York on August 7, 1980 with Bobby Steele on guitar, and mixed with additional guitar tracks by producer Robbie Alter and Jerry Only's younger brother, Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein (Paul Caiafa), on September 5, 1980, following Bobby's departure. After this session, but prior to the release, Doyle officially joined the band as Bobby's replacement. While none of the other ten songs from this session were released until 1985, after the band had broken up, all 13 tracks were later remixed for the 12 Hits From Hell release.