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. In this article, Channel-Korea will talk about the idol group AlphaBAT. So, stay tuned!

AlphaBAT’s Members

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

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

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

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

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

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

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” 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.


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