What’s Up With AlphaBAT? Learn More About Their Comeback!

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AlphaBAT is a Korean idol group under the management of APB Entertainment. Each member was given a name based on the Greek alphabet. After a series of members’ departures and introductions, currently, AlphaBAT settles with five members. Each member has standout vocal talents.

Initially, AlphaBAT debuted with energetic dance choreography but recently they appeared with a more mature style and very improved vocals. AlphaBAT is more popular in Japan than in Korea. After finishing their comeback activities in Japan, AlphaBAT are set to establish themselves in Korea. Find out about their latest single “Again,” a sad and melancholic ballad about a break-up between lovers.

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AlphaBAT’s Members

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AlphaBAT debuted with two members, Kyumin and Selin under YUB Entertainment. The duo AlphaBat debuted on December 27th, 2012, with the single album Hello. Kyumin left AlphaBAT and YUB Entertainment in 2013, while Selin continued as the remaining active member. After Kyumin’s departure, YUB Entertainment recruited an additional eight members for AlphaBAT. With a  nine-member formation, AlphaBAT performed on M! Countdown and marked their official debut date.

In 2016, four members departed from AlphaBAT, they are C:ode; D:elta; F:ie, and I:ota. The group changed their label management from a Korean based agency to a Japanese based agency, Jakol Corporation. Later, another member, J:eta, departed due to enlistment in military service. AlphaBAT’s agency recruited a new member, K:appa. In 2017, H:eta decided to enlist the mandatory military service. The following year, he was replaced by L:ambda.

B:eta’s profile

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Name: Ji Ha Young

Date of Birth: May 20th, 1987

Height: 173 cm

Weight: 57 kg

Zodiac: Taurus

Blood type: O

Position: group leader, main vocalist

Instagram: @apb_beta

Twitter: AlphaBAT_HY

B:eta facts

  • B:eta was a former member of HITT
  • He is the most active member
  • His hobby is playing Kendo
  • Due to his active personality, he sets the mood in AlphaBAT
  • He loves watching movies and doing sports exercise
  • He joined the military service in March 2015. B:eta was discharged in early 2017
  • He is good at imitating voices such as babies

E:psilon’s profile

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Name: Yoo Yeong-jin

Date of Birth: August 6th, 1991

Height: 172 cm

Weight: 60 kg

Zodiac: Leo

Blood type: B

Position: vocalist

Twitter: AlphaBAT_JIN

E:psilon facts

  • His hobbies are playing computer games and exercising
  • E:psilon used to form AlphaBAT’s subgroup with D:elta and F:ie
  • TEEN TOP’s Ricky is his younger brother
  • He idolizes singer Rain
  • He loves blue color
  • E:psilon’s ideal type of girl is a casual looking girl with good scent

G:amma’s profile

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Name: Kim Jun-su

Date of Birth: February 9th, 1993

Height: 184 cm

Weight: 65 kg

Zodiac: Aquarius

Blood type: O

Position: vocalist

Instagram: jun.su0209

Twitter: AlphaBAT_JS

G:amma facts

  • His hobby is playing basketball
  • He is the tallest AlphaBAT member
  • One of his specialties is playing piano
  • E:psilon is left-handed but sometimes uses his right hand when eating
  • According to rumor, he is the laziest AlphaBAT member
  • He hates salty foods but loves eating spicy foods
  • His favorite color is green

K:appa’s profile

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Name: Lee Young-hoon

Date of Birth: December 13th, 1992

Height: 172 cm

Weight: 58 kg

Zodiac: Sagittarius

Blood type: O

Position: vocalist

Instagram: apb_kappa

Twitter: AlphaBAT_YH

K:appa facts

  • He was announced as AlphaBAT’s newest member on November 3rd, 2016
  • He was born on The Year of the Monkey

L:ambda’s profile

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Name: Lee Yeon-woo

Date of Birth: May 11th, 1992

Height: 177 cm

Weight: 58 kg

Blood type: O

Zodiac: Taurus

Position: vocalist

Instagram: apb_lambda

Twitter: AlphaBAT_YH

L:ambda facts

  • He already fulfilled military service
  • He is AlphaBAT’s newest member

Comeback & Promotions

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A year after releasing their album Fly, AlphaBAT released the teaser of their latest album on February 9th, 2020. The four members were wearing casual and comfortable winter sweaters. AlphaBAT also released a pictorial teaser for the album. They could be seen sitting comfortably in front of a bright window. The soft and gentle light from outside gave a soothing mood to the whole image. Two days later, on February 11th, the quartet vocal group released the mini-album Again.

AlphaBAT and fans used the crowdfunding system Makestar to produce the album. Their project aimed for collecting 7 million KRW but ended up collecting more than 18 million KRW. The crowdfunding project lasted from November 7th, 2019 to December 30th, 2019.

“Again” is an R&B ballad that showcased each member’s vocal talent. “Again” expressed the feeling of a lover that had gone through a separation. The MV clearly expressed an empty void inside a person. Each member was pictured alone in a beach, forest, or open field. It’s lyrics expressed sadness. AlphaBAT wanted fans to see them as a more mature group.

The quartet used to perform with dance choreography. Through this album, AlphaBAT wanted fans to see them as a vocal group rather than an idol group. All members participated in the concept and production of “Again.” They also decided on the music video concept for “Again.”

Get Your Love

“Get Your Love” is a collaboration project of various Korean artists and singers. It was produced by TVXQ, Produce 101, SHINee’s Taemin, TEENTOP, Kim Jae-joon, Stephanie, and many other artists. All AlphaBAT members participated in writing the lyrics. “Get Your Love” is a mixture between Tropical House and Dub Step music. It is a rare music combination that is difficult to find in K-Pop music.

New World

New World was released on October 8th, 2018, and consisted of three singles, “Just Begin,” “New World,” and “Blockbuster.” “New World” was an electro-pop dance. The intro began with a cheerful piano melody and followed by exciting guitar riffs. The music and lyrics expressed overflowing energy. The lyrics showed a shy love confession from a boy to a girl. The boy wanted to be with the girl in the new world while the girl fell in love with the boy’s love and determination.

FLY

“Fly” is a medium tempo ballad song. AlphaBAT’s leader, B:eta, participated in composing the album personally. Other members contributed to writing the lyrics. The boys expected fans to feel their honesty and true feelings in “FLY.” “FLY” expressed warmth and freshness of Spring.

Again