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Four times they proclaimed their name,
Spare the Romans and it was the same.

Diverging, in a sacred abode they prayed,
Afterwards some real ideas they sprayed.

Despite their fame, they stressed their existence
Before using doors in the wrong sense.

For the next, they chose a tail for the title
Which was poetic for it was their final.


Can you guess who they are?

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  • $\begingroup$ I have a feeling that this poem is describing things about the letters of the answer. $\endgroup$ – Ben Frankel Sep 9 '15 at 14:06
  • $\begingroup$ Congratulations on 6666 reputation. A notable achievement! $\endgroup$ – Aza Sep 10 '15 at 5:15
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    $\begingroup$ @Emrakul: :D Thanks. I was ruing the one downvote on this question last night. But I guess everything has a purpose. Wouldn't have hit exactly 6666 without that downvote. So in a truly rare event, I want to thank the downvoter for helping me achieve such a perfect figure. :P $\endgroup$ – CodeNewbie Sep 10 '15 at 5:29
  • $\begingroup$ Don't understand downvoting this - the clues are awesome! $\endgroup$ – dennisdeems Sep 10 '15 at 13:27
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They are

the rock band Led Zeppelin. The clues point to the titles of their albums.

Four times they proclaimed their name,

the first four albums are simply titled Led Zeppelin I, II, III and IV

Spare the Romans and it was the same.

but for the number, each album has the same title (thanks to DasBeasto)

Diverging, in a sacred abode they prayed,

Houses of the Holy

Afterwards some real ideas they sprayed.

Physical Graffiti

Despite their fame, they stressed their existence

Presence

Before using doors in the wrong sense.

In Through the Out Door

For the next, they chose a tail for the title
Which was poetic for it was their final.

Coda ("coda", meaning "tail" in Italian, is a musical term designating the closing section of a piece)

Luminous Balloon

Luminous = L.E.D. Balloon = Zeppelin :D

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  • $\begingroup$ I don't get the title though. Why Luminous? $\endgroup$ – SirParselot Sep 9 '15 at 14:09
  • $\begingroup$ @SirParselot see my edit $\endgroup$ – dennisdeems Sep 9 '15 at 14:10
  • $\begingroup$ Haha I thought of that right after I posted it. $\endgroup$ – SirParselot Sep 9 '15 at 14:11
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    $\begingroup$ The "spare the Romans" part is still about the first 4 album reference. The numbers on the albums were written in Roman Numerals and other than the numbers the albums were the same title. So spare the Romans (without the Roman numerals) it was the same. $\endgroup$ – DasBeasto Sep 9 '15 at 14:54
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    $\begingroup$ @DasBeasto did IV actually have a title written with roman numerals? People call it that, after the first three, but AIUI there was no actual title at all on the album itself. $\endgroup$ – Random832 Sep 10 '15 at 4:22

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