American heavy metal outfit Mastodon have announced a number of shows including a show on November 19TH at Academy Dublin and a Belfast date at Limelight 1 on Thursday 20th November. ‘Once More ‘Round the Sun’ (Reprise Records) is the sixth studio album from Mastodon. One of the more notable New Wave of American Heavy Metal acts, a genre spawned in the mid-’90s by bands like Pantera, Biohazard and Machine Head, Mastodon’s innovative, lyrically astute blend of progressive metal, grindcore, and hardcore helped position the band as one of the preeminent metal acts of the early 21st century. The new album landed in at position No. 6 on The Billboard 200 chart making it the bands first consecutive top 10 debut, with their previous album, The Hunter, peaking at No.10 in 2011. Mastodon tickets for Belfast’s Limelight 1 show are on sale from all usual outlets.