Roberto was inspired to start writing his own songs in 1998 while working with Riger for many years as the keyboardist. He named his forthcoming solo project "DORN". The debut album "Falschheit" released in mid-2000 received extraordinary recognition from both press and fans. Shortly after the release of "Falschheit", Roberto and CCP Records (Austria) signed a recording contract.
In order to concentrate on his own project, Roberto decided to leave RIGER. Two more brilliant releases "Brennende Kälte" (2001) and "Schatten der Vergangenheit" (2002) followed the highly acclaimed debut album "Falschheit"(2000). Roberto played all musical instruments for his debut album and also played all instruments except drums on both "Brennende Kälte" and "Schatten der Vergangenheit". Upon completion of "Schatten der Vergangenheit", Roberto's plans for future projects included live concerts.
Thus, DORN "the solo project" came to an end. At the same time, it was the new beginning of "the band" DORN. One year after the search for outstanding musicians began, the lineup for DORN was finally complete in 2003 with Roberto (vocal & guitar), Ira (vocal), Lars (keyboard), Micha (bass) and Sebastian (drums). Dorn, as the band for the first time, recorded the 4th album SURIEL at the CCP Studio in Linz, Aus-tria in May 2004.Make Dorn Playlist