Slayer have clarified the origin of their recent image of Donald trump posing with the band.

"As was verified by Tom, this was his post, is not something the band would have posted if asked, and does not belong on a Slayer social page," the band told Rolling Stone. "We all have our personal opinions, some of which we have voiced in the past, but Slayer has never endorsed any political party or any candidate, and the band intends to keep it that way."

Slayer has never endorsed any political party or any candidate

The photo was originally posted on inauguration day then subsequently reposted with a caption refering to upset fans as "snowflakes".

Kerry King has previously discussed politics telling the Rolling Stone that he was supporting Hilary Clinton as the "safe, correct choice."

Slayer are touring in the USA, South America and Europe this year to support Repentless which was released in 2015.

[via Rolling Stone]