The acclaimed metal act Mastodon have announced an Auckland show for next month.

The gig could almost be labelled a mini-Metal fest as the Grammy award winning American metallers will be joined by the French hard rockers Gojira as well as local metal heads Just One Fix and Mothra.

Mastodon are touring their latest album, Emperor of the Sand, a record Herald reviewer Chris Schulz hailed as, "a beautifully deranged album, full of bruises for all to see," in his four-star review.

This very metal, must-see show is at Trusts Arena on Saturday 31, March. Tickets go on sale 9:00am this Thursday from ticketek.