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Formed: 1996
From: Milan, Italy
Last Known Status: Active

Background

Originally formed in 1996, the band teamed up with producer Waldemar Sorychta (Sentenced, Samael, Tiamat) in 1998. Terrorizer Magazine hailed Lacuna Coil's self-titled debut as "superb, and its strength soon weakens whatever resistance you may have had after repeated plays." In 1999, The album In A Reverie was released with the same producer. They played at the Dynamo Open Air Festival in The Netherlands, the Metal Mania Festival in Poland, and Italy's prestigious Gods Of Metal Festival, and the Altheimer Open Air Festival. They released the Halflife EP, which was recorded in Italy with a new producer, to their European community of fans in the year 2000.

In 2001, they released Unleashed Memories with their original producer, this album (released in North America with the previously unavailable Halflife EP). Praised by Alternative Press for their "supersize chords that nearly burst into flame, gorgeous three-part harmonies and chill-inducing melodies that recycle in your head for days" and earning a special mention in Billboard Magazine's Hard Music Spotlight for their "compelling mixture of seductive melodies and aggressive riffs," the band embarked on their first North American tour with Moonspell in the winter of 2001. Metal Maniacs documented their live show to be "a sensory overload of the highest order. In one word: intoxicating."

Lacuna Coil creates a dream-like quality of the world, which floods you with a myriad of heavy and hypnotic sounds. The epic feel of their latest melodic invention, Comalies, will quickly lead to you believe that an incredibly personal epiphany is about to happen. Each song contributes to the build-up, encouraging introspection while documenting the sadness that this particular journey uncovers. Upholding the emotive yin/yang tradition of vocal interplay between the dulcet tones of Cristina Scabbia and the deliberate vocals of her male singing partner Andrea Ferro, Comalies is another dynamic exploration of Lacuna Coil's soulfully somber and stunningly enigmatic musical alchemy.

Latest Lacuna Coil News

Below is our complete Lacuna Coil news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Lacuna Coil Announces U.K. Tour

Italian gothic metal outfit Lacuna Coil has announced an extensive list of tour dates in Great Britain, which will kick off this November. The tour will be in support of the band's forthcoming new studio album, "Dark Adrenaline," which will hit the shelves early next year.

Speaking on the tour, vocalist Cristina Scabbia stated: "Lacuna Coil is back, coilers! We can FINALLY announce the new UK tour dates and I couldn't be more thrilled (it was hard to keep them a secret)! And this will also be your first chance to hear something new from our upcoming album, Dark Adrenaline! You all know how much we enjoy being surrounded by the ol' British dark love, that's why we definitely want to see you all this November! We'll give away our black hearts and velvet vibes to you. We are already excited about this tour... So be there with us, horns up in the darkness!"

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Lacuna Coil Pushes Back New Album Release

Lacuna Coil recently announced the band's new album will be titled "Dark Adrenaline." The group has now issued the following update about pushing back the release date for the album to early 2012:

"While Lacuna Coil are busy tying up some loose ends on their upcoming new album 'Dark Adrenaline,' Century Media Records has pushed the album back to an early 2012 release. Please stay tuned for updates that should be available soon.

"We are aware that the legions of Lacuna Coil fans are dying to hear new music. Just be patient for a little longer, we promise it'll be worth the wait!"

Additional details on the new album's specific release date and track listing will be announced as they are made available.

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Femme Metal Compilation Track Listing Revealed

The release date of the upcoming 2011 Femme Metal Records compilation CD "Melody & Malice" has been set for September 26th, 2011. You can check out the artwork and track listing for the compilation below.

DISC ONE

1. Deadlock - "Virus Jones"
2. Exoterik - "Revive"
3. Regardless Of Me - "Until I Die"
4. Kittie - "Cut Throat"
5. In This Moment - "A Star Crossed Wasteland"
6. Mongrel - "Zombies Of War"
7. hAND - "Fate Sewn On"
8. Decadence - "Vulture"
9. UnSun - "Whispers"
10. Katra - "One Wish Away"
11. Crystal Viper - "Blood Of The Heroes"
12. Winter Storm - "The Embrace"
13. The Agonist - "And Their Eulogies Sang Me To Sleep"
14. Alerion - "Turn Of Fate"
15. Sarah Jezebel Deva - "The Corruption of Mercy"
16. Jaggedy Ann - "Skin Of Your Teeth"

DISC TWO

1. Magica - "Wait For Me"
2. Witchburn - "Bleed The Stone"
3. Edenbridge - "Higher"
4. The Mariana Hollow - "Your Halo"
5. Luna Mortis - "Ash"
6. Beneath The Stares - "Guilty Bystander"
7. Achilla - "Mirrors"
8. Amberian Dawn - "Talisman"
9. Lacuna Coil - "Spellbound"
10. Triosphere - "The Anger And The Silent Remorse"
11. Solsikk - "Relish In Nervous Delights"
12. Noctis Notus - "Scarlet Storm"
13. Arch Enemy - "I Will Live Again"
14. Further From The Truth - "Drifter"
15. Evil's Desire - "Touched By Insanity"
16. Rising Dream - "Religion For The Weak" More...

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Graspop Metal Meeting: Day Two

Being awoken by drunks at a festival is to be expected, being awoken by rain, was not. The second day of the Graspop Metal Meeting was considerably more dreary than the first when it came to weather, but just like the first day, there was still a fantastic lineup of metal to look forward to.

After deciding to stick around in the campsites for a little while, we headed into the main area to be greeted by the frustrating news that tonight's headliner, Ozzy Osbourne, has cancelled his performance due to laryngitis. Instead, second from top Judas Priest would be taking over the headlining position with an extended two hour set and Belgian metal veterans Channel Zero would be stepping in to fill the empty slot, bumping Whitesnake up the bill in the process.

Although we missed the first couple of bands on saturday, we arrived with plenty of time to catch the second band on the main stage, Italian gothic rockers Lacuna Coil. The band performed a solid set with material which focused mostly on their last three albums, "Comalies," "Karmacode" and "Shallow Life" and were on fine form. Although singer Cristina Scabbia receives much of the attention lavished on the band, her singing partner Andrea Ferro also deserves a huge amount of recognition, as both singers voices sounded absolutely perfect. The fans were clearly enjoying it too, otherwise they wouldn't have stayed throughout the entire set in the miserable weather, not just bearing the climate, but singing along and raising their hands too. Scabbia carried herself on stage with a real ballsy attitude, the kind that shows just how well women really can fit into rock and metal music, and was able to coax the crowd into singing as loud as they could for the Depeche Mode cover, "Enjoy The Silence." I must say there were a few songs I was hoping it would be included in the set that weren't, most notably, "Swamped," but nevertheless, they were still a captivating live spectacle and disappointed no-one.

It would then be a while before I was to catch another set in full, having only caught a few songs from Kylesa in one of the Marquees to avoid the rain and watching the first song from Greek power metal outfit Firewind before deciding it was time to eat. In any case, we made sure we were in Marquee 1 with plenty of time to spare to catch Triptykon, one of the main reasons I wanted to return to Graspop. Following their chilling, "Crucifixus" intro, the band broke into the Celtic Frost classic, "Procreation Of The Wicked." The song went down a storm but in all honesty, took some time to recognise as it has become a much slower and more doom metal laden affair than what is heard on the "Morbid Tales" album. It was truely a thrill to see Tom G. Warrior back on stage, displaying the dark intensity that has made him such a popular figure in metal music for almost three decades. He wasn't the only notable member of the band too, as Dark Fortress guitarist V. Santura was able to perform with total accuracy and bassist Vanja Slajh showed everyone that she has a mesmerising stage presence too. After "Procreation..." the band busted out one of their own tracks in the form of "Eparistera Daimones" opener, "Goetia," before heading back into more familiar territory with another Celtic Frost song, this time "Circle Of The Tyrants." Warrior thanked the fans afterwards, displaying the utmost sincerity and grattitude for the warm welcome the audience had given Triptykon, before launching into another Frost staple, "Babylon Fell." Only four songs into the set and it was time for the last, in this case, Triptykon's album closer, "The Prolonging." It takes some balls to perform a twenty minute song at a festival and it takes alot of musicianship and charisma to keep the crowd interested, which is exactly what they did. "The Prolonging" is clearly a song the group are very proud of, as performing it meant that they had to cut out other brilliant songs both of their own and the Frost catalogue. Having seen Celtic Frost before, I can say that seeing Triptykon is as close as one can get but with the added bonus of their own, outstanding material. I eagerly await seeing them again. More...

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Lacuna Coil Announces New Album Title

Italian hard rock / metal band Lacuna Coil has announced the band's new album will be titled "Dark Adrenaline." The band had previously commented on the upcoming album:

"This time around music has been our refuge from some of the darkest days of our life and that's why the new songs have such a variety of feelings... some stuff is pretty angry, probably the heaviest we've ever written, some other songs are intense, loaded with velvet dark emotions and there's even a little space for some light at the end of the tunnel. People are askin' me if we're going back to our roots or if we're taking another step forward in a new direction... well to be honest I just feel that this is 100% a Lacuna Coil record and that is what really matters to me. I just love the songs and we felt a big wave of inspiration. The energy with Don in the studio is sky-high and we're ready to kick some ass.

"Collectively, we did so much in between 'Shallow life' and this one. We have lots of different experiences between us. We've been loved and hurt, we grew up, we shrunk inside a little keeping ourselves together and our roots watered and are alive. I still can't believe that the energy in between us is getting better and better, but I guess that's what being a real family means."

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Rock Band Network Adds More Metal Tracks

Ready for the weekend yet? Friday means more music has been added to the Rock Band Network so you can jam out during the weekend. The Xbox 360 edition has seen more of Amberian Dawn and and a new track from Firewind, while the PS3 edition will get Meshuggah and The Acacia Strain on September 7th. The complete list of new songs added, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:

Scott Attrill - "Disco Rocket"
Scott Attrill - "Girls Love Techno"
Shokkher - "Burn Her Out"
Free Spirit - "Pale Sister of Light"
The Riptides - "Return to Blood Beach"
Amberian Dawn - "Lionheart"
Amberian Dawn - "Evil Inside Me"
Buttercup - "time-bomb"
Noah Engh The Kid Fantastic - "Buy You A House"
Sideburn - "Cherry Red"
Nerf Herder - "Welcome To My World"
Firewind - "Head Up High"
Bang Camaro - "Revolution" More...

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Wacken Open Air 2009 DVD To Be Released

The Wacken Open Air organizers have issued the following announcement about releasing a three disc live DVD set of the festival's 2009 edition:

"In 2009 Wacken Open Air celebrated it´s 20th Anniversary with a giant party and as usual it was recorded on DVD. With a duration of more than 500 minutes on 3 DVD's it's the biggest Wacken live DVD ever! Included are videos of more than 60 bands, 70 live tracks in 5.1 / 2.0 Dolby Digital and additionally masses of documentations and our world record – the world´s longest DVD credits with more than 17500 participants! The DVD will be available from the 5th of august as an 8 pages digi-pack directly at the festival area and afterwords at the FULL:METAL:SHOP."

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Lacuna Coil Announces Tour Of UK And Spain

Italian gothic metal outfit Lacuna Coil has announced that they will be embarking on a headlining run of Spain and the United Kingdom this September, with more countries possible being added to the trek. Singer Cristina Scabbia comments: "Hello there! It looks like we can't stay far from you all! That's why we decided we are going to jump on a tour bus once again in September/October 2010 in order to meet our beloved friends in the UK and Spain! We are already excited and I promise we are going to have a great time! Mark it in your calendars, horns up and see you soon on the road!!!"

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New Metal Tracks Available On Rock Band This Week

It's almost the weekend again, and that means new additions to the Rock Band Network to get your head banging before that terrible Monday rolls around. The most notable metal additions to this week's lineup are Meshuggah, Demon Hunter, and Wargasm. The complete list of new songs, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:

The Apples in Stereo - "Dream About the Future"
Zoo Seven - "Painted"
Meshuggah - "Bleed"
Steel Train - "Turnpike Ghost"
XTT - "Cookie Monster"
Kiev - "Crooked Strings"
Rebelution - "Bright Side of Life"
Demon Hunter - "The World is a Thorn"
Made Avail - "Bury You Slowly"
The New Pornographers - "Crash Years"
Todd Thibaud - "Three Words"
RX Bandits - "Bled To Be Free (The Operation)"
The Raspberry Ants - "Janie"
Free Electric State - "Six Is One"
Jonathan Coulton - "Mandelbrot Set"
SexTon - "A Better Forever"
SOil - "The Lesser Man"
Wargasm - "Engine"
Spiral Trance - "The Me You See"
Charmaine - "Run" More...

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Lacuna Coil Performance Footage Available

Footage has been posted online of Lacuna Coil performing the songs "Enjoy The Silence" and Wide Awake live in Denver, CO on June 1st, 2010. The video clips can be viewed below.

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More Bands Pay Tribute To Peter Steele

Earlier today it was confirmed that Peter Steele, the frontman of the bands Type O Negative and Carnivore, had passed away at the age of 48 from a heart failure. Many fans of the band have been paying their respects today, among them include many of Steele's peers. You can read what some of them have to say about the man below.

"Peter Steele was one of my all-time favourite musicians ever! I've only met him once briefly and he was just the nicest guy! Carnivore's 'Retalliation' and all Type O Negative albums have been a huge influence on my creativity. This is a black day for music! Rest in peace, Peter." - Mille Petrozza, Kreator More...

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Warmachine To Play Home Town Show With Lacuna Coil

Ontario's Warmachine has issued the following update about performing a home town show with Lacuna Coil:

"Warheads! fter almost a year and a half, Warmachine will be performing live once again in Toronto on May 25th. Fresh off their U.S. tour with W.A.S.P., the band will be sharing the stage with Italy`s own Lacuna Coil. Here are the show details: Date: May 25th 2010 Line up: Lacuna Coil, Hail The Villain, Warmachine, Mary And The Black Lamb, Venue: The Opera House (735 Queen Street East), Doors: 7pm, Tickets: $20.00 in advance."

Warmachine also has the following upcoming tour dates:

5/25 2010 The Opera House Toronto, Ontario
7/29 2010 HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR FESTIVAL Brande-Hornerkirchen, Schleswig-Holstein
7/30 2010 HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR FESTIVAL Brande-Hornerkirchen, Schleswig-Holstein
7/31 2010 HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR FESTIVAL Brande-Hornerkirchen, Schleswig-Holstein

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HellYeah Announces More US Tour Dates

HellYeah has announced the following US tour dates:

04/24 - Dr, Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum
04/25 - Ladson , SC - Ladson Fairgrounds w/ Papa Roach, Puddle of Mudd, Sevendust
05/01 - Orlando , FL - WJRR EARTH DAY Orlando - Tinker Field
w/ Korn, Papa Roach, Chevelle, Five Finger Death Punch
05/03 - Corpus Christi , TX - Concrete Street Amphitheater w/ Papa Roach
05/04 - Houston , TX - Warehouse Live w/ Papa Roach
05/05 - Dallas , TX - Palladium Ballroom w/ Papa Roach
05/07 - Oklahoma City , OK - Kattfest - Zoo Amphitheatre w/ Three Days Grace, Seether, Papa Roach, Puddle of Mudd, Violence to Vegas.
05/08 - Little Rock , AR - KDJE EDGEFEST Little Rock - Arkansas State Fair Complex w/ Godsmack, Rob Zombie, Papa Roach.
05/09 - Lexington, KY - Rupp Arena w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool, Lacuna Coil
05/11 - Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool and Lacuna Coil
5/14 - Council Bluffs, IA - KIWR Rockfest - Westfair Amphitheater w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool, Lacuna Coil
5/16 - Indianola, IA - KAZR Lazerfest - Indianola National Balloon Grounds w/ Godsmack, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch
05/18 - La Crosse, WI - La Crosse Center Arena w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool and Lacuna Coil
05/19 - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool and Lacuna Coil
05/22 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom w/ Seether

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Lacuna Coil Announces US Tour Dates

Italian metal band Lacuna Coil has announced the following US tour dates:

May 04 - Valarium (w/ Five Finger Death Punch) - Knoxville, Tennessee
May 05 - House Of Blues (w/ 5FDP) - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
May 07 - Club Fire (w/ 5FDP) - Jackson, Mississippi
May 08 - KDJE Edgefest - Little Rock, Arkansas
May 11 - Alliant Energy Centre (w/ Seether + 5FDP) - Madison, Wisconsin
May 14 - KRROFest - Sioux Falls, South Dakota
May 18 - La Crosse Centre Arena (w/ Seether + 5FDP) - La Crosse, Wisconsin
May 19 - Peoria Civic Center (w/ Seether + 5FDP) - Peoria, Illinois
May 20 - The Rave (w/ 5FDP) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
May 21 - The Filmore Detroit (w/Seether) - Detroit, Michigan

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HellYeah Announces US Tour Dates

HellYeah has announced the following tour dates:

May 11 - Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool and Lacuna Coil
May 18 - La Crosse, WI - La Crosse Center Arena w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool and Lacuna Coil
May 19 - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool and Lacuna Coil
May 22 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom w/ Seether

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Deadlock to Support Lacuna Coil On German Dates

After a successful year 2009 including shows in Japan, Russia and all over Europe, DEADLOCK will support LACUNA COIL on their German tour dates. This tour marks a perfect finish for the "Manifesto" album cycle, just to start focusing on the next album after returning home from the trek.

Here are the Deadlock tour dates currently confirmed for 2010. More dates are to be announced.

19.02. LÖRRACH / Altes Wasserwerk (w. Fear My Thoughts)
20.02. BERLIN / Columbiaclub (w. Lacuna Coil & Dommin)
21.02. HAMBURG / Knust (w. Lacuna Coil & Dommin)
22.02. ASCHAFFENBURG / Colos Saal (w. Lacuna Coil & Dommin)
24.02. KÖLN / Essigfabrik (w. Lacuna Coil & Dommin)
25.02. KARLSRUHE / Substage (w. Lacuna Coil & Dommin)
26.02. MÜNCHEN / Backstage Halle (w. Lacuna Coil & Dommin)
27.03. ERFURT / Unikum (w. Anima)
25.-27.06. DESSEL (B) / Graspop Metal Meeting

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Lacuna Coil Posts New Video Online

Italian gothic rock outfit Lacuna Coil has posted their new music video online for the song, "I Won't Tell You." You can check it out below. The song is the third from the bands latest studio album, "Shallow Life" to receive the music video treatment, following "Spellbound" and "I Like It." More...

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Lacuna Coil Announces Tour Supporting Bands

Lacuna Coil have announced that the support acts for their upcoming European headline tour will be Dirty Little Rabbits (featuring Shawn “Clown” Crahan from Slipknot) and the Gothic rock act Dommin. Dirty Little Rabbits will be direct support to Lacuna Coil on 7 shows, while Dommin will perform for all shows on the tour.

Lacuna Coil are touring in support of their new album “Shallow Life" on the following dates:

29.01.2010 (IRL) Dublin - The Academy (w/ Dirty Little Rabbits)
31.01.2010 (UK) Manchester - The Manchester Academy (w/ Dirty Little Rabbits)
01.02.2010 (UK) Birmingham - O2 Academy (w/ Dirty Little Rabbits)
02.02.2010 (UK) Glasgow - The ABC (w/ Dirty Little Rabbits)
04.02.2010 (UK) Bristol - O2 Academy (w/ Dirty Little Rabbits)
05.02.2010 (UK) London - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (w/ Dirty Little Rabbits)
07.02.2010 (NL) Eindhoven - Effenaar
08.02.2010 (F) Paris – Bataclan (w/ Dirty Little Rabbits)
09.02.2010 (B) Borgerhout - Trix Hall
11.02.2010 (DK) Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
12.02.2010 (SE) Gothenburg - Brewhouse
13.02.2010 (N) Oslo - John Dee
15.02.2010 (SF) Helsinki - Nosturi
17.02.2010 (SE) Stockholm - Gota Kallare
18.02.2010 (SE) Malmö - KB
20.02.2010 (D) Berlin - Columbia Club
21.02.2010 (D) Hamburg - Knust
22.02.2010 (D) Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
24.02.2010 (D) Cologne - Essigfabrik
25.02.2010 (D) Karlsruhe - Substage
26.02.2010 (D) Munich - Backstage Halle
28.02.2010 (A) Vienna - Arena
01.03.2010 (CH) Zuerich - Dynamo
02.03.2010 (I) Milan - Alcatraz
04.03.2010 (I) Bologna - Estragon
05.03.2010 (I) Rome - Atlantico
06.03.2010 (I) Treviso - New Age

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Lacuna Coil Seeking Italian Fans For Video Shoot

Lacuna Coil have announced they are seeking fans located in Italy to appear in an upcoming music video. Italian fans can contact the band for further information at lacunacoil@red-rum.it.

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Lacuna Coil Singer Responds to PETA Ad Critics

Last week, MetalSucks' Axl Rosenberg commented on Lacuna Coil singer Cristina Scabbia's fully-clothed PETA ad.

Cristina Scabbia posted the following response on her Facebook page:

"AWESOME! Someone criticized the new Peta add with me... just cause I'm wearing TOO MANY clothes ON in it!!!! I feel absolutely comfortable with my sexuality and body, but for a serious topic do I really need to show my skin 'just cause'? I don't think so. I created a new trendy,though: usually people throw shit and criticize about the opposite! Anyway,the Peta's add is about something and someone who's NOT me."

Axl then replied:

"Hi, Cristina.

"If read this site – and it would seem that you do – then you are aware that we actually have the utmost respect for you and your band. I am sorry that your God-given beauty has continued to call attention to itself. I’d suggest you go the Slipknot route to hide your face and keep the attention on your music, but I don’t want some of your less intelligent fans to worry that masks can be sexually transmitted.

"Anyways, to help you cope with this incredible burden, I suggest you familiarize yourself with this. If you need anything else, you know how to reach me."

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