Destructo, known as Gary Richards, began DJing and producing in the early '90s in Los Angeles. He is most known for creating RaveAmerica at Knott's Berry Farm. Destructo, after being picked by Rick Rubin, started doing A&R at Def American Recordings launching a successful career. He brought to our attention acts like David Holmes, Dub Pistols and many more. He also founded 1500 Records and Nitrus Records. He carried his success on to the metal world with No Name Mgmt but returned to his roots in 2007 and created HARD. HARD is known for events like HARD Summer Fest, Holy Ship! and many more. These events have been synonymous with cutting edge electronic music.