Hailing from Ottawa, Canada, Dark Ministry was formed in August 2015 by Rik Charron.  Rik played drums for Canadian metal band Exciter from 1996-2014 and appeared on five of their albums:  Thrash Speed Burn, Blood of Tyrants, Death Machine, The Dark Command, and New Testament.  This heavy, extreme thrash band consists of dueling guitarists Brian Farnsworth and David Tyo, the sonic assault of bassist Karl Anthony Kalli, extreme aggression vocalist Tyler Knapp, and aggressive, pounding attack of drummer Rik Charron.  In a very short time, they recorded three songs for their self-released, debut Ep titled “The Sermon Begins” and have written a total of twelve songs to date which will be featured on an upcoming album.