Update 5/7/14: Well, that was quick! The issue was resolved this afternoon and RIFT 2.7: Binding of Blood is now live on NA servers with EU patching during its normal time. Hooray!
There was some disappointing news announced last night. Trion unfortunately had to delay RIFT 2.7: Binding of Blood, the next major content patch that was supposed to launch today. A major issue was identified within the content of the patch that forced the team to delay it. As such, there will be no maintenance downtime today.
There is no ETA for the deployment of RIFT 2.7 at the time of this posting. Ocho did, however, post a slight update in the official forum thread and stated that it’s possible that the patch will be deployed before next Wednesday’s regular maintenance, but the team is not sure yet. He also reminded players that all of the content included in 2.7, including the four new souls, has been delayed as a result.