German symphonic metal band Xandria will be headlining the annual cultural festival Pearl at BITS-Pilani‘s Hyderabad campus on 14th March, having previously been headlined by acts such as Dark Tranquillity and Decapitated. The band will be managed by Orka Networks during this time, the events company that brought Gojira and Bloodshot Dawn to India, among other bands. Xandria released their 6th full-length album Sacrificium last year, to extremely positive reviews. As a stroke of absolute coincidence, their 3rd full length from 2005 was titled India. Whether that was due to having visited the country before or as a vicarious step we are not sure, but we at Headbangers India are glad that they can finally visit the namesake of that release.